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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

To the bigoted woman at Sobeys the other day.

Posted on Tue, May 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM

I am a personal care worker in a group home for adults with cerebral palsy, the other day I had one of my residents out at Sobeys and we were standing in line to pay. I was telling jokes to my client and he was laughing and 'telling me jokes back'. Yes, he can't speak, but he tries to communicate anyways.

You, the woman behind us in line started speaking loudly to your friend 'People like that have no place being out in public, I don't even know why they bother keeping them alive, it's not like they're really living any kind of worthwhile life'. You proceed to laugh with your friend.

Fuck you. If I had not have been working, and required to be professional, I would have given you a big piece of my mind. For one thing, my clients may not live the kind of life that you do, but they are some of the most incredible individuals I have ever met. They enjoy their lives, and make the most out of the conditions they have to live with, they accept others and don't judge them for their differences, and they are a hell of a lot better people than you and your judgmental, bigoted self will ever be. Just think, one fall, one lapse of judgment while driving or crossing the street, it could be you confined to the wheelchair in need of the same kind of support.

Get over yourself.

---Not a fan

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