BEEN DRINKING AGAIN (not)

Like a lot of us on this forum I an not steady on my feet as i have poor balance and often fall

I was trying to cross the road in town when I fell whilst crossing the road to the bus station

This old dear raised her voice and nearly shouted " YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF DRINKING @ 10 in the MORNING" I was really proud of my self after being helped up by just quietly retorting " you can have my disability if you want " to which she walked away muttering loudly about how society have no sense of shame" grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  • YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUND OF YOURSELF. I DON'T CARE IF SHE WAS AN OLD BIDDY, I'D HAVE POLITELY (?) HAVE ASKED HER TO MIND HER OWN BUSINESS SO TO SPEAK THEN ASKED IF SHE WERE A NEUROLOGIST WHO COULD SUGGEST A CURE FOR POOR BALANCE AFTER BI...THAT'D SHUT HER UP.

  • IN A SIMILAR VEIN I DID A FEEDBACK RESPONSE TO A BOOK I BOUGHT ON AMAZON, WHICH I VERY RARELY DO, & ALL I GOT WAS A MESSAGE FROM A SMALL MINDED TWIT SAYING" COULD YOU PLS STOP USING CAPITALS, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE SHOUTING" I DELIBERATELY POINTED OUT THAT I WAS PARTIALLY SIGHTED AFTER BI . HOPE HE FELT LIKE THE W****R HE IS.

  • Good for you to give the old bag an answer. I was in a charity shop one morning when I went to move but my leg decided to stay where it was and I lurched into a rail of clothing. 'It's a bit early to be drinking isn't it?' said a rather smug elderly man loud enough for everyone to turn and stare.

    'I don't drink, I have brain damage and it affects my balance' I snapped back. Sometimes you just want to pick them up by the ears and give them a good shaking.

  • so sorry to read that dillm - yet another example of people just not understanding effects of BI - you were very good in the way you handled it, I admire that.

  • Old or not she would have got a slice of my mind!!!

  • Sometimes mankind really can be a shower of sh1ts. Well done for saying your piece though

  • You have every reason to be deeply proud of yourself ! Its always a challenge to stop ignorance (other peoples or are own) reducing us to what we don't want to be.

    Some days do seem to put the old sense of humour to the test but hopefully that just makes it get bigger and stronger 'cause on the necessity scale its right up there with breathing ( and shitting)

  • My other half also suffered such indignation even before the BI because she has quite severe Scoliosis and walks with a bit of a stagger. She never liked the idea of a walking stick, but at least that would have shown people she had a disability. After the BI she has been in a wheelchair a lot and now we have the situation that people will often address me (pushing the chair) to ask her questions. It makes her blood boil sometimes!

    Notable exceptions to this, besides health care professionals, are the supermarket checkout operators, they always have some pleasant "banter". Maybe because they are at the same height?

    Perhaps we should compile a list of witty retorts for these situations?

    Dev.

  • Hi just to put the other side of the coin I have just been up to Sandsend and Saltburn by train with my disabled rail card I have been shown nothing but kindness whilst up there

    I take cocodamol efferscent pain killers I went into two shops seeking to purchase a small bottle of water to dissolve the tablets in when I explained that cans would not be suitable for my needs both establishment s provided a beaker of tap water so I could take my medication they both declined to take any payment

    Due to a fall I missed my scheduled train which would have connected with other trains to get home After explaining my predicament to the northern rail Guard she suggested I call at Redcar Station to see what could be done

    As a result of which a solution was found which got me home only an hour later than planned, just shows there are people who are brilliant

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