Last night my mom called and told me that my pet rat had died I got off the phone with her and my bf was comforting me when his mom came out (yes the cow still lives here unfortunetly!) and saw me crying. She came over and put her cheek to my cheek and asked me what was wrong. I didn't want to tell her cause I knew she would react in a weird way, cause lets be honest, not everyone likes rats. But I told her that I had a rat and he had just died, she BURST out LAUGHING right in my ear! She proceeded to walk away and said oh honey I'm sorry for laughing, while she was still laughing! I just said, yeah I knew you would do that. I walked away and went to our room and my bf followed me and kept comforting me. I have NEVER had anyone laugh at me when I told them that one of my pets had died and it really effected me. I love ALL animals, and at one point I had 17 rats, so obviously I liked them, and to have someone laugh at me when I tell them that one died is just messed up! I just wanted to tell her to off, but instead I kept my mouth shut. I don't want to belittle myself to her level. She's done many things to tick me off in the past but this is the final straw. Am I overreacting? If someone told me that their FISH died, I would not laugh at them, I would comfort them! I guess I was just raised better than that old hag.
I needed to vent.