“If it was legal to shoot all of the stupid people in the world, we would run out of bullets.”~ Dambreaker
This morning, I strolled on over to the corner store. I went up the hill and some random guy shouted at me asking if I wanted any help getting to the top of the hill.
Before I could politely decline, this very muscle-bound man came up behind me and shoved me over the top of the hill and then he kept going even when I was on level ground again.
It was like being blasted like a rocket into outer space.
Sometimes I allow people to help, sometimes I do not.
So then he wanted to know what the reasons were that I was in a wheelchair. And I told him.
His response was the worst thing that I have ever heard in my entire life!!!!
He told me that he couldn’t understand how I could live my life this way, being stuck in a wheelchair all day and night for the rest of my life.
Honestly, when I explain my disability, I do not normally expect people to have that light turn on and they fully understand what all I have to go through every day of my life. What he said next, ruined my entire day.
He honestly looked me in the face and said that he could never life the rest of his life in a wheelchair, and that he would just kill himself before he was confined to a wheelchair like that.
I was filled with shock, rage, and disbelief.
I asked him if he felt that was his solution. If people that live in wheelchairs should just kill themselves.
And then the rage and disbelief continued to grow.
He said with a straight face that he just couldn’t understand why more people don’t do it.
I told him a story about a man who was born in Austria who would eventually become the leader of a country called Germany in the 1930’s. That man also had the same solution. He called it the Final Solution.
Yes, I compared him to Adolf Hitler. Although Hitler’s rage was more focused on the Jewish and other classes of society. But he did exterminate and kill anyone who were in wheelchairs and were physically disabled as well.
Before he had time to react, I told him that he simply needed to go away and leave me alone.
I did have my 23” broken hockey stick with me. And yes, I could have chosen to smack him with it. But because of his muscle bound body, I felt that I would have lost that battle.
Now I have really heard some stupid things from people who do not understand the life that I have to live. And I’ve probably heard every little joke, insult, or remark in the book. And I’ve learned to just roll my eyes. But this one? It hurt. And it hurt a lot.
I came home. Began to cry, and ended up falling asleep for about an hour. I woke up, still angry at the guy. And I really do not wish to ever see him again.
It is like this guy’s brain wasn’t attached to his spinal cord. There’s a reason why there is a brain inside of his skull and its not to fill up the space inside. And why he chose not to use it before he opened his mouth is beyond me.
Why should I kill myself? Why should anyone with a disability kill themselves?
And what of our nation’s veterans. Ironically those people who have fought and sacrificed their limbs so this guy can keep his freedoms to say stupid things like that?
Should they kill themselves as well because they are now in wheelchairs for defending our country?
The bottom line answer is not just no but HELL NO!
I’ve talked about thinking before you speak, and this is an excellent example of that NOT happening at all!
I have tough skin, but this time it broke through. And I really shouldn’t have to put up with that kind of immaturity and stupidity.
There’s nothing wrong with me that I should have to die. Just because I do not walk and often appear that I may be having trouble getting up hills. Good grief!!!
So this guy is a complete and total douchebag. And who knows what his deal is? Having to say something like probably just to make himself feel better?? Nobody will ever know.
But I am NOT going to throw in the towel like that. You can just screw off if you think like that. We have enough difficulty as it is, we don’t need your psychological stupidity on top of it.