Help me find this story or tell me to walk on.
January 27, 2014 5:00 PM Subscribe
There's a short story in which a woman tells her new lover that she has had a mastectomy and he abandons her. Or at least I think there is.
posted by janey47 to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It was provided to me by a "well meaning" woman when I was being treated for breast cancer. With good humor, may I add. She gave it to me with all "good" intentions when I was telling a funny story about a man who had been pestering me for EVER and I finally got him to leave me alone by saying, "My boyfriend has been so great, even after I had disfiguring surgery, that I think it's important to honor his request for monogamy." I mean, he was tagging along beside me on the street and he SWERVED away from me at the word "disfiguring."
So I'm telling this funny story, right, and this person says, oh here, and gives me (electronically) this short story in which a woman is abandoned pretty cruelly because of her own breast cancer surgery.
So now this person has cancer, and I would like to provide her with the comfort of the same story, since she's asking (in another venue) for comedic assistance. Problem is, as far as I know, she could've just written it all on her own to hand to me, because she is that vile.
Yes, it's mean, but that woman could not have been more calculated in her offer of "help."