“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” There’s a reason this little rhyme is meant for children—when you grow up, you learn that words have power, including the power to hurt. Once something horrible is said out loud, it can’t be taken back, and neither can the heartbreak or pain that it causes. These Redditors were the victims of utterly cruel remarks, and they’ve got the emotional scars to prove it. Brace yourself, cause these callous barbs are so mean that you might feel the burn just by reading them.
1. Not Part of the Job Description
After interviewing for a job as a personal assistant, he said, “My wife wouldn’t let me hire a pretty girl. She’ll be fine with you.”