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rellypoo
By rellypoo Latest Reply 2011-07-21 13:34:44 -0500
Started 2011-07-18 18:59:05 -0500

I was camping with my partner last summer, My nephew his partner and three children were with us. I was giving myself an inuslin shot when a group of tourists walked past and shouted out you should be ashamed doing that sort of thing in front of young children you useless junkie and other horrible things that i would rather not share with you. I just sat there dumbfounded and said nothing, My partner said a few things back but I told him not to worry about it. I also heard a story on tv about a man was taking his young daughter to a public toilet and a woman run up to him beating him with her handbag saying petifile and other horrible things. I think these days people need to be a bit more careful before juming the gun it is very hurtful to the people who are doing innocent things like this.


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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-07-21 13:34:44 -0500 Report

HI,

There are a lot of insensitive people in the world, who seem to look for opportunities to criticize others, or to sound alarms, or otherwise cause conflict. This is coming from their own sense of frustration and lack of control in their lives. Any excuse will do and the absence of an excuse, they may create one. You just happened to be there.

It might be helpful to say something like, "I am diabetic, now please mind your own business." You can try to educate people if you feel like it is worth your time, but often, it isn't.

Sorry to hear that you went through this. So much unkindness in the world.

Gary

JoleneAL
JoleneAL 2011-07-21 04:58:26 -0500 Report

I've had people look at me sideways in restaurant bathrooms, but because I have taken up the whole of the sink area with my testing equipment and such, most don't say anything. I will NOT ever hide my condition - and if they want to be ugly about it, its their stupidity. Hmmmm I feel a blog post rattling around in my head!

Pappy03
Pappy03 2011-07-20 01:23:42 -0500 Report

I run into a similar situation while camping. A man picked up a little girl and the girl started crying and hollering to put her down. Before I knew it the campground was crawling with police and the truth of it was that the man was her father and was only trying to get her to come back to her campsite to eat. People need to observe for a minute before opening mouth and inserting foot.

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-07-19 13:55:52 -0500 Report

sorry to hear someone could be so cruel to somebody.nobody deserves to be talked to that way.the man that took his daughter to the bathroom. he probley didn't want her alone around a bunch stangers.the way people these days are crazy to kidknappe children you can't blame the guy for taking her to the bathroom and waiting for her. i can understand that being a good idea.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2011-07-19 09:47:57 -0500 Report

Dont sit and be a victim of anothers ignorance. Educate them so they understand. If you dont then who will. Noone benefitted from this exchange so it was an oppurtunity lost.

nursepat1
nursepat1 2011-07-18 19:16:31 -0500 Report

You could take the high road with the jerks and simply say, "want to see my medicalert bracelet?"

rellypoo
rellypoo 2011-07-18 19:20:37 -0500 Report

thank you didn't think of that one

nursepat1
nursepat1 2011-07-18 20:26:52 -0500 Report

Too many of us have forgotten about social graces because so few others nowadays employ them. I have decided that I don't have to lower myself to the level of the "lowest common denominator". Maybe, just maybe if those of us who remember what courtesy looks like set an example, it will come back into fashion.

nursepat1
nursepat1 2011-07-19 19:45:04 -0500 Report

Sorry about being so late responding; had major net problems. At least I can check my mail now. Have you ever considered how dependent we have become on technology?

nursepat1
nursepat1 2011-07-19 20:04:23 -0500 Report

No kidding! I was getting very anxious just waiting part of the day; what happens if the problems last for a week or more?

nursepat1
nursepat1 2011-07-19 20:44:57 -0500 Report

I can't believe it, I used to be a techno-neanderthal; now it seems likeI am getting addicted. I need a life.

Pynetree
Pynetree 2011-07-20 09:17:25 -0500 Report

Me too! Never touched a computer in my life, other than the ATM at the bank, till two yrs. ago. Now, the thought of no InterNet access has my anxiety rising! LOL!

onefunblonde57
onefunblonde57 2011-07-18 19:13:08 -0500 Report

DEAR UPSET,
THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSE MINDED ABOUT, LIFE IN
GENERAL. GOD BLESS THE GOOD AND KIND HEARTED,WHO REACH OUT
TO ALL THE BAD APPLES. FOR THE CLOSE MINDED PEOPLE,WE CAN JUST
PRAY FOR THEIR STUPIDITY,THAT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY,THEY
MAY EDUCATE THEMSELVES, TO WHAT REAL LIFE IS ALL ABOUT.

GOD BLESS YOU,
STAY HAPPY,AND WELL.

ONEFUNBLONDE

rellypoo
rellypoo 2011-07-18 19:21:03 -0500 Report

thank you for those kind words

onefunblonde57
onefunblonde57 2011-07-19 09:26:34 -0500 Report

DEAR RELLYPOO

I HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY
I REALLY DISLIKE PEOPLE WHO HURT OTHERS ON PURPOSE WITHOUT
KNOWING THE REAL STORY.TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS.

STAY WELL

ONEFUNBLONDE57

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