As a social worker, people say some truly unexpected and personal and surprising things to me. This post isn’t about those things, it’s about those things that get said to me time and time again that always amuse and/or annoy me.
I like it when my clients tell me:
A) that visiting their children and going to counseling twice a week “is like full time job”
B) some people have to work
… Like, I know, that’s why I’m talking to you.
Then there’s my non-client interactions which can be either way too similar to my client interactions or a laughably stark contrast. I’ll be talking to a family member or someone making a report and they’ll be trying to quote a client and they’ll be like “is it okay for me to use the words they used… can I say a swear word to you?” I’m like, yeah, people are usually swearing AT me so I can handle you quoting someone who swore 😂.
Anyway, those are just a couple things that have come up repeatedly, next time another one pops up I’ll probably do a part 2 and document some small piece of this ever-interesting job of mine.