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    People can say the stupidest stuff somtimes...

    So today I was going to class, and some guy says, "Hey hows that thing in the snow" So i go, well its alright, i havn't had any problem so far with these tires but if I need, I have a set of thicker treads if I need them. He says, Oh i had a friend who was in a powerchair, it was awesome. I would love to have one of those. I need one, I'm lazy enough. I wanted to smack the taste out of his mouth and then proceed to urinate on him. But I just laughed and said, yeah. Then got the f out of there.
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    #2
    What no Christmas spirit?

    You could have least offered to break his spine!



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      #3
      hahah, I shoulda. Damn. Somtimes I see my dad using my wheelchair and it makes me want to slap him too. I'm like a slap salad bar, come get some!
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        #4
        I see nothing wrong in what he said. Perhaps you're just sensitive about the issue. At least he had the decency to strike up a quick conversation with you. Didn't say anything rude or nothing in my opinion.

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          #5
          Originally posted by kkmay
          I see nothing wrong in what he said. Perhaps you're just sensitive about the issue. At least he had the decency to strike up a quick conversation with you. Didn't say anything rude or nothing in my opinion.

          Ha Ha.

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            #6
            ....I would love to have one of those. I need one, I'm lazy enough....
            um, kkmay, read this ^^

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              #7
              Yeah, they do say some stupid things and sometimes it's a friend who says them. I think people just don't THINK sometime. A very good friend of our's made this comment when I told her about some yard work we were doing a few years ago. Well, I was using a push mower, I can walk. And my relative with SCI was doing a damn good balancing act in his manual chair while using one of those walk behind weed eater/trimmer things. Except, of course, he wasn't walking behind it. He'd cut as far as he could, stop, move up, cut more, move up....and so on. This was also on a slight incline that was very uneven and grown up with weeds, so I was really impressed with him. I was bragging on our work to our friend and she said, "Well, I need to get one of those things because if HE can use it, I KNOW it's something that a person can SIT DOWN to use!" Well, yeah, he sits down to use it, but having to SIT and use it, AND push a wheelchair, makes it 100% HARDER to use! Ugh!

              Another time we were at the hospital. He's pushing his chair, I'm walking beside him, and a woman pushing a large metal cart comes along by us. She looks at his chair and says--"THAT's what I need!" Um? So you can push the cart AND the chair??

              I don't think most people mean to sound so insensitive. It's just that many people have no common sense, or tact.
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                #8
                coffee...i know what you mean man.....i just chalk it up to ignorance....

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mr_coffee
                  I need one, I'm lazy enough.
                  Insensitive...and lazy?!!! Geez.

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                    #10
                    I agree with kkmay at least he wasn't afraid to talk to you. Unlike other people stare at you and think you're retarded. That stuff doesn't bother me b/c people don't know how much of a nightmare this injury is.

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                      #11
                      it would bother me instictively just because it's insensitive to say and i just hate being in a chair, it makes life harder, not easier. but some people just don't think about how it sounds to say something like that. i'm sure it wasn't meant to be offensive, but still, i see where you're comin from coffee.

                      and kkmay, you shouldn't have to feel like you should be grateful that people decided to strike up a convo. you're as mentally capable as anyone else, a/b or not, you deserve to be talked to because you're a person and a nice one at that. you don't need to feel grateful that people give you their time despite your chair, be grateful that you can have the connection and friendship, chair or not.
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                        #12
                        more ultra-sensitivity, I'm sorry this kind of thing bothers some of you but stop and think for a minute about what your reaction was like to handicapped people pre-injury. I for one cannot say that I wouldn't have made a comment like that, and I think the point that at least it was a friendly conversation opener is a good one.

                        The only thing people do that really gets to me is when you run into someone who won't make eye contact...... really hot girls who won't make eye contact in particular, how the hell do I flash them my disarming smile if they won't look at me!?

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                          #13
                          If someone said I need one of those cause I'm lazy I would most likely say...lay on the ground...I'll run over ya a few times and see if we can accomplish that goal of getting you one of these things.

                          I agree some people don't think before they speak, but if ya are going to say something stupid like that to me, be prepared for me to say something back to ya.

                          As for someone having the DECENCY to talk to you...like Calli said...we are more than capable of talking with people that AB or not. No need to be grateful for people striking up a conversation. If people don't want to talk to you because you are in a chair...well that's THEIR loss!!
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Zaphod
                            more ultra-sensitivity, I'm sorry this kind of thing bothers some of you but stop and think for a minute about what your reaction was like to handicapped people pre-injury. I for one cannot say that I wouldn't have made a comment like that, and I think the point that at least it was a friendly conversation opener is a good one.

                            The only thing people do that really gets to me is when you run into someone who won't make eye contact...... really hot girls who won't make eye contact in particular, how the hell do I flash them my disarming smile if they won't look at me!?
                            I agree. Wasn't the brightest thing to say but probably not said with malice. Some people talk shit when they're nervous
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                              #15
                              Corey,

                              Maybe it's because I've been a quad for 23.5 years, or maybe its because I'm a tad older, but comments like this guy's don't bug me. People are just trying to be friendly, so try and cut them some slack. Most people are completely ignorant about what a SCI involves, and I don't think they mean to make light of our plight.

                              Over the years I have noticed guys almost always comment on my chair. What's its range? What's its top speed? Have I modified it? Etc. It's their way of striking up a conversation. At my old job, there was a steep hill on the way from the train station to my workplace. On the hot days, I got lots of comments to the effect of 'I wish I had one of those right now'. Perhaps if I were walking, and saw a guy in a powerchair flying up a steep hill, I might of said the same thing. Who knows?

                              On the lighter side, about 8-9 years ago I was down at the Rocks (a very trendy/historic part of Sydney). As we were bar-hopping, a VERY drunk and VERY cute girl stumbled up to me and said 'I need one of those, or at the very least I need to take a rest on your lap!'. I was about to spit out 'be my guest', but I had to bite my tongue. My condom cath had come off and I was on my way home. I didn't want to give her a moist surprise...

                              Chris.
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