I don't know if I come across like it here, but I'm a highly emotional person. So when something happens in life I react hard, whether good or bad. So when people don't react to things, especially horrible things, I find it odd.
You're all probably wondering where this is coming from, well earlier today out of seemingly nowhere "Julia" blurts out that she is sorry for her outburst and is extremely upset. I wasn't even paying attention to her so I didn't even know what she was talking about. Then she proceeds to blurt out that she had gotten a phone call twenty minutes before that her friend killed herself and that they had been friends since Middle School. I tell her I'm sorry for her loss and then she says she needs to go to lunch. So I tell her to go, take her time and do what she has to do.
She leaves and I just sit there stunned with "Favorite Page #3" because we both don't know how to deal with what just happened. Mainly because we had heard her get a phone call twenty minutes before and saw no unusual reaction from her -- In the time between the phone call and her blurting out sorry she didn't behave any odder than she normally does.
So she goes on her hour lunch break and then comes back acting like nothing happened. She didn't even say anything to our other coworkers until they asked her how she was. Then she proceeded to tell them that she always knew that she'd get a phone call like that about this particular friend and that the friend had a degree in some kind of social work or therapy. The whole thing is just weird and my coworkers agree. "Emily" actually just came up to me and said she isn't acting like a good friend killed themself.
But yeah, I don't get any of this. I am so excitable, so if I would have gotten a phone call about any of my friends passing away I probably would have had a break down the minute I heard the news and would need to leave work because I wouldn't be able to handle dealing with people after finding out that kind of news. Also, if you knew you'd get a phone call like this one day wouldn't you try to help your friend?
I just don't know. I don't understand. Do any of you get her reaction or lack there of?