Maybe it's my mind that is more disturbing than the comments as I am sure I'm making a big deal out of nothing.
I have to wonder how many people would not only say such things but might act on the things they say. I would hope none would. I also wonder what the motiviation is, is it that they need the attention so badly that they would say just about anything to get it?
I am convinced the majority of people in my life, co-workers and such would make light of, or make a joke out of such an issue if given the opportunity and that is pretty sad.