Rantings of a sci-fi geek, and mum.
I would definitley not be able to keep quiet. Love that lady Karen!!!!!
There's a mean, social darwinistic streak in society toward these people. Obama's White House dubbed them "f***ing retards", the President likes to make fun of them in jokes....and even of our our frequent liberal commenters in this very blog likes to bash them when he makes up insults for the Texas governor.I guess it inflates some people's sense of power to bash "inferior" folks.
I've had the experience of speaking up for a special-needs grocery bagger and for a special-needs grocery cart fellow.I fail to understand why people are inordinately cruel to fellow creatures!
Lisa, dmarks and AOW, it is unbelievable what these poor people have to endure. It sickens me to the core. I would not have allowed it to happen and I saddened that a manager or staff member would not come to their employee's defense?
I'd tell the women that there is no need to be insulting, it won't speed the checkout line.I would also help him bag.
Ducky, you and I may not agree on many things, but this we can agree upon.I probably would have done the same thing and then leave him nice tip.That really broke my heart.
One time I was standing behind a guy at a store. It was just he, the checkout girl, and I. The girl has a Spanish accent. The guy's big and drunk. He starts yelling at the girl regarding her grammar. I withstand, oh, just enough to understand what sort of moron he is, and then I yelled at him, "What? Are you the *&^%$#@ grammar police?"He walked away, mumbling who knows what.You have to be careful though. You never know what you might get into.JMJ
Jersey, this is true, which is why I regretted not standing up to that mother at Starbucks when she said to him, "Come here you little bastard." This child looked to be about 2 1/2 to 3 years of age.I swore I would never be silent again regardless of the consequences. Someone has to stand up for that woman you stood up for and special needs people. Btw, well done!!! I am sure she appreciated it very much.
Jersey: I am sure the possible Latina know a lot more English than that dolt knew Spanish...He'd should have been silent and respectful to one of his betters.
Yeah, she was Latin American. I visited that store regularly over a four year period.And ya' you, I will never understand how anyone living in a major metropolitan area, with a huge Latin American population, can't grasp a Spanish accent. A lot of people think that sort of willful intolerance is just an old cultural vestige in the South and rural America. But the Archie Bunker mentality is still out there in the cities.JMJ
I don't listen to audio at work, but I'd go to town on anybody who insulted a Down Syndrome person...Dmarks...the WH dubbed them WHAT??Why should anybody hurt another person? Particularly someone who can't defend himself as readily as you or I might? WOW
Jersey, unfortunately you are absolutely correct. It may sound odd but it took me a while to adjust to the southern accents here but I got it.I give that woman credit for working and doing her best to speak the English language, that egg head, should have realized that, instead of cutting her down.AOW, these were all actors, but it still killed me hearing how harsh she was talking to this precious young man.They were trying to see the reactions of customers and if anyone would come to his rescue. I was proud of two women and a man who jumped on them!These are special people who are just so full of love and not one ounce of hate in their bodies, and they are contributing to society.They could stay home and draw disability, but, no, they are working hard and helping others.My gosh! How cruel some people can be.
I guess it inflates some people's sense of power to bash "inferior" folks. Guilty as charged, although I restrict it exclusively to liberals.That is an indulgence I'll NEVER give up!
thank you for this post... i feel it will help prepare ppl for when they see this happen so they can stand up and speak up
Radical, I don't what would cause a person to be so hateful to anyone with a disability. Makes me sick.Anon, we need to stand up for them. They are so sweet and innocent they would never say a harsh thing and they would allow the verbal abuse to continue.Poor beautiful babies.
Leticia as I stated I only abuse liberals. For the following reasons:It's easyIt's funAnd no matter how much they are abused - it's never enough
Radical, LOL!!! Go for it!
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