Shadowlady wrote:My favourites of the many insensitive comments I have received;
1. Have you ever considered that it might all be in your head?
2. If you were an animal you'd have been put down. (Oh that one worked wonders for my self-esteem!)
3. You just need wrapping up in cotton wool, don't you? I replied that it'd only tickle my nose, she found this so hysterical that she didn't even notice that I hadn't found it funny myself.
4. I tried to explain to my psychiatrist about being a bit unsteady on my feet and finding it hard to take side-steps to get out of peoples way, my example was when a young lad ran past me on the street, narrowly avoiding hitting me, I stumbled, kind of tripped over my feet and landed on a parked car (rather than in traffic - phew!). "Aaaah" said the mental health professional "You must worry that people think you're an alcoholic" Not until you said so jelly brain!
i had the top 3 shadwlady i wish i'd have thort of the comeback with the cotten wall i just reply with 'meh' & walk/hobble off. i did have someone ask me if i was drunk i just turnsd round & told em to bog off. them comments do hurt i sometimes go away in tears & hide. of if i see any of my friends i tell them. one of my mates that drive the busses he say's dont worry we still love u then he tells me to tell mum or dad. them he waits with me for my bus or if he's driving i get mum or dad to meet me at the bus stop & he tells them theres a few drivers that do that. .
once i was with my mum when an old man said if u was a dog youd b put down my mum turned round and said ' put your brain into gear before u open your mouth' he just stood there with his mouth open.
sorry bout the essay lol