When I look back at various times I've been hurt by others, I think if I could do it over again I would have responded differently.
To the father who could cut me to the quick with words, I could feign indifference. Imagine the lack of effectiveness if I could show I didn't care.
To the step-grandmother who claimed she was not a great-grandmother, as she held my newborn son, I could have taken him back and said he had another great-grandmother who did claim him.
Why in hind-site, after we have time to grow, mature and think, do we have the perfect comeback. And a better question is why do I let these things haunt me?