FOR THE LOVE please stop asking me, “Heather are you working today?”
I am fully aware that my cognitive ability and memory are not what they once were. I can “fake it” most days. But, I’m not “working”. I’m not “employed”. I can maybe substitute teach but only certain assignments on certain days.
You may think you’re “helping” me, but you’re not. I am also fully aware that you think you are. Thank you.
In fact, whether you realize it or not you’re making me feel worse about myself than I already do. If you want to “help”, ask if you can give me a hug. Offer to make a date for lunch. Or a movie. Stop focusing on my job status (unless you have one to offer me.) It’s painful enough for me without you bringing more attention to it.