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What is the worst day you've ever had?

  1. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago

    The worst day in my life was when I showed up to work and the doors were locked.  There was a sign on the door letting us know that the business was no londer in business.  None of us gathered there had any idea we would be out of a job when we got up that morning.  I was supporting 3 children and living pay check to paycheck, it wasn't a happy occurance for me.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      today, I swear

      sad

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        KL - big hug (for whatever is happening)

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          kisses you and hugs too

          thanks love

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I think the worst for me was the morning I answered the phone and found out my husband was found dead. sad

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      rebekah, I can't imagine a moment without my husband and the thought of losing him suddenly and unexpectedly is terrifying.  My heart goes out to you.

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      gosh, how awful.  And told over the phone, too

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It was horrifying- my two sons were in their bedroom and heard me crying hysterically into the phone. I was so shook up, I could barely move. The person on the phone came to my home. I called my parents who immediately came over.
        My sons were 16 and 12. I lived through the day and the days and years that have followed. My husband's last words to me (unknowingly), were, 'you look beautiful..happy.'

        His passing eventually opened my life to the preciousness of each moment. You will rarely hear me complain. And I have two amazing sons. smile

        1. Robin Cristy profile image60
          Robin Cristyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In a way, your husband left you with 3 beautiful gifts - your sons and the recognition that life is indeed amazing...

          1. rebekahELLE profile image88
            rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            yes, he did, very much so, but it took me a while to realize this. But eventually, my heart opened.

    3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oh my...can't imagine what that was like...

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Well, to be quite honest, I am not sure that I have had one specific day that has been worse than others. I only say that because, I have a couple of days that were horrible and about equal to one another.

    (a) One day I was working a job and family members were allowed to get our employee discount, however, as my mother made a purchase, I specifically told the cashier to give her my employee discount, but later found out that she failed to listen to me. It wasn't until later at night that I found out that she didn't give my discount to my mother, but when I did, I was pissed off. I left my home, got onto my motorcycle and headed back to work. On my way back to work, I ended up getting into a motorcycle accident, due to the fault of a 14 year old boy driving the car I slammed into the side of. I spent 6 hours in surgery(wrist imploded, a couple of bones turned to dust and the rest broke into 500 pieces) to repair my right wrist and 3 days in the hospital.

    (b) Was the day I was pulled out of school because my father died from the cancer that was eating away at him.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, Cags.  Neither of those is easy to get over.  I would guess at this point, though, that both have made you a stronger person for certain.

      All the best as you move forward.

      smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Motown, both incidents happened in the same year(1986).

        My father died in April. The accident happened in November. hmm

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          Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wow.  That kind of catastrophic year can try a person's mettle for sure.  Grateful that you've made it through and continued to contribute to making our world a better place!  I'm certainly glad to "know" you.

          smile

          My parents and I were in an auto accident in November of 1986.  Mom and I came through okay, but my father lost about eighty percent use of his right (dominant) arm.  At least, that's what they told him - but he was never able to learn to hunt, fish, or bowl with his left hand, so he made the right one work again at least to do those things!

          smile

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I am humbled and honored that you would be. smile big_smile
            Ouch, but I am glad to hear that he was able to at least do some things. smile

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              Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, my dad wasn't one of those who took kindly to being told what he couldn't do.  He learned to sign his name with his left hand, but the really "important" stuff - well, he MADE his right arm do what he wanted it to do.  He was a pip, my dad.

              smile

              I look at it this way - we may not always agree, but we generally are able to do it civilly, and I respect a good deal of what you have to say on a frequent basis.

              wink

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                cool smile big_smile

          2. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
            KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Motown2Chitown,
            It sounds like your father was a fighter.

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              Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That he was, indeed!  smile  The car flipped and pinned his right arm below.  While they were extracting him, he could hear me crying and yelled out to me - "Don't worry, honey.  Daddy's had broken bones before!"

              He was quite a guy.

              smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Past is better than future.

    I’ve got one, possibly two, coming up that will be as bad as bad gets.

  5. Stevennix2001 profile image83
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    I can probably list several days, but out of all the bad days that I've had, I don't think I could pick one that stands out in my mind.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I've lived a hard life, as I'm sure there's others that have suffered far worse troubles than I.  However, I tend to think of bad days as a learning experience if anything.  If something bad happens, then I just try to learn from it and move on.  As I learned at an early age, dwelling on something isn't going to fix the problem, nor is it going to make things better wallowing in self pity.  However, I do offer my sympathies to those who post on this forum about their bad days, as I hope things have gotten better since then for you all.  smile

    Edit:  Besides, look at it this way.  No matter how bad your life is or day, it can always get worse.  So why sweat over troubles, when you should focus your life on the things you do have going for you. smile

  6. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago

    rebekahELLE, How awful.  I am so sorry.  I have led a sheltered life.  Not much touches me.  I don't look forward to that experience.

    Cagsil,  Ouch.  Sorry about your father.  I have always felt there is someone (Probably many someone's) out there that are going through much worse than I.

    paradigmsearch,  kepp the faith it will help you through the days ahead.

    Stevennix2001, How true, it can always get worse.  I think for me I tend to not dwell on the bad.  My bad day was brought to my attention lately by my oldest daughter who had a bad day and called to let me know about it.  We kind of laughted about how well things turned out after I found out I no longer was employed.  I went on to find the best job I had ever had.  So in reality my worst day led to my best day.

  7. channy1969 profile image57
    channy1969posted 6 years ago

    I just found out that I have a hole in my eardrum. The doctors are worried I may loose my hearing. I am now going to have to have surgery for my ruptured eardrum. Okay loose my hearing in my left ear completely. It really sucks.

  8. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago

    channy1969, you bad day is happening now.  I am sorrry about your eardrum.  I hope you keep your ability to hear out of your left ear. Good Luck.

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    lynnechandlerposted 6 years ago

    June 14th, 2010, the day I found out I wouldn't make it to Christmas if I didn't have surgery immediately to repair the thoracic aortic aneurysm I had. Surgery didn't take place immediately, for we had to figure out how it was going to get paid for since I had no insurance. On Aug. 19, 2010 they fixed me and I'm getting stronger and back to my old self every day.

    Don't take life for granted is the lesson learned, because it may not be there tomorrow.

    Rebekah my heart goes out to you and the others that have posted here.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Im sorry to hear you had to go through that lynne, but i'm glad to hear it worked out okay, as I know a lot people would miss you if didn't pull through on that day.  Myself included. smile

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome back to the land of the continuing to live despite what the doctors tell you, lynne!  All the best to you and your family as you continue to recover. 

      smile

  10. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago

    lynnechandler, what an awful experience to have to go through.  Unfortunately the medical field does hold back help until the money is in hand.  I'm glad it all worked out.

  11. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    You'll never know your worst day until it happens. The OP started off with finding herself jobless, then Rebekah reported the day she lost her husband. Other reports serious illnesses and deaths.

    This is what life is.

    The worst thing is losing those close to us, or being diagnosed ourselves with life threatening conditions. Losing jobs, homes, family even are awful, but they don't touch death itself.

    Losing a child is the most painful thing any of us can go through. Sorry it's worse than anything.

    I haven't lost a child, but I know people who have.

    When something really bad happens in your life, take comfort that it didn't include that (if it didn't).

    I've been through everything bar that, I think.

    When the next horrendous thing happens, just shrug and think to yourself, "well, at least it wasn't that!"

    1. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
      KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do agree nothing can touch death for the pain.  Losing a child is something that I believe I would never get over.

    2. Friendlyword profile image61
      Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for putting our lives in perspective. I have to say; next to what I went through, losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to you.

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    lynnechandlerposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, you guys! I have to give a shout out to my hubpages family. The out pouring of love that we felt as I and my family went through this is really what makes this site. Yes there are problems right now, but honestly what family doesn't have its share of problems. Blessings to you all for a prosperous life here at hubpages and in your own personal lives.

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I had my worst year between 1997 and 1998. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 1997, my mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December of 1997, and my cat was diagnosed with liver cancer during the summer of 1997.

    I survived, my mother died in February of 1998, and my cat had to be put down about July of 1998.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Condolences UW, for both, family and pet. I'm glad you're here to talk about it though. smile

    2. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
      KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that cancer had you and your family, including your cat, in it's grip.  Sorry to hear about the death of your mother and your cat.

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      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Eeek! Like you, I have had a couple of "bad years" - probably my worst one was 1993 - 1994.  In mid-1993 I lost my job under very unsettling circumstances (which were partially self-inflicted - doesn't make it any easier though!).  I landed another job later on that year, which would have involved moving abroad.  However, that Christmas my mother was struck down by a viral infection of the brain which meant she had to live in residential care for the rest of her life.  So my live-and-work-abroad dream had to go on hold (and it still is on hold).  Then in mid-1994 my mum's cat, whom I'd been looking after, died of kidney failure.

  14. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    There are no "worst days"!  Merely bad events which happen to fall on those innocent earth orbits and make us remember them  more distinctly.  Just look around a bit and you will find others with more trouble than yourself.  smile

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, I couldn't agree with you more. smile

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Randy, that comes very close to something my mother told me once.  Probably wasn't her gem originally, but it's always something I've held near and dear - If we had everyone in the world throw their problems into a pile, how fast do you think we'd scramble to get our own back?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't mean to demean anyone's tragedies, there's enough to go around.  A hurting heart is not always caused by one's own immediate woes.  If one is truly human, that is!  smile

      2. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Your mother was wise.

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          Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Very wise, Izzy.  smile

    3. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image67
      KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Randy,
      I've said it before and I'll say it again, someone somewhere is always worse off than you are.

      Motown,
      I will take my problems anyday.  You mother is a very wise woman.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It sounds so simple, KKG!  It is really, but unfortunately, or fortunately, depending how you view it, we are ONLY human! smile

  15. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Do you know what I hate the most about the passage of time, is that the sayings our moms or our grandmoms passed down to use will be lost forever.

    On a side note, my own granny told me the best cure for Athlete's foot was a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

    She was a qualified doctor - old school of course.

    I wish she were alive today. Her wisdom could have taught us all something new.

    btw, all this modern technology tells us the seas are laden with potassium (well not laden as such, but certainly have enough to improve conditions like Athlete's foot).

    Google it.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I pass on as much wisdom as I can from my mom, Izzy.  But some of it was a little too - err - colorful for publication here at HubPages. wink  My parents were fascinating people.  smile  I am going to have to check out the information about ocean water and potassium.

  16. Diane Inside profile image82
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    My worst day was not that bad in retrospect. My boyfriend dumped me, okay, it happens everyday, but for me I was devestated. I was looking forward to marriage and children. It never happened and I never heard from him again.  I guess when I look back on it though, I was hurt because he said he never loved me which made me feel like a fool for not realizing it. I wasted my time, energy, and what I thought was love on a man who said he never loved me.  Since that was my only shot at children it cut really deep but that day was nothing compared to others here.  My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones, that to me has to be the worst. I did loose my grandparents and it hurt but they were so sick that it was almost a relief that they were not suffering anymore so I did not catagorize that as a worst day.

    Bless you all and I hope you have many more good days and very few bad days.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Diane - that truly would have been devastating...you wanted children...that's a tough reality isn't it?...that cuts deep to the heart and soul.....and i hope you have more good days too!

  17. Diane Inside profile image82
    Diane Insideposted 6 years ago

    Thanks someway it was hurt but I lived through it, unlike some who may not be so lucky. So I try to stay positive. And the good days do outweigh the bad days so I have no right to complain.

    This is an interesting post, really makes one put things in prospective.

  18. Debby Bruck profile image85
    Debby Bruckposted 6 years ago

    When I got the call my daughter was in an automobile accident. Horrific.

  19. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Lots of amazing stories here bring home the need to love ourselves and each other every day we have.

    "Love is a doing thing" Enjoy each moment to the max. smile

  20. Robot kid profile image57
    Robot kidposted 6 years ago

    I currently live in Israel and its a pain in the shifter to get around as it is on a bus. Dont even try to ask people where Rehov Yafo is cause they have no idea. So today I took the wrong bus to work and I was asking everyone where the street was and I got a fist full of dirty looks and random hebrew. I'm also starving to death and everything is closed cause Israelis wont open shop till about 1030 (bummer). Eventually I got to work writing this even though i should be doing something productive but this seems to buy me time before monday.

  21. thefundu profile image59
    thefunduposted 6 years ago

    The worst day was leaving the college and getting stuck to work. Now no time for enjoyment and fun...the college life is I guess the best part of everyone's life. We explore, we enjoy and we live actually.

 
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