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Prosthetic and some slacks can look pretty normal so long as you don't see the inside. And some people do all they can to hide it to avoid getting stared at or questioned too.

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I was once so taken by a man's gorgeous face that, as I walked past him, I tripped over his crutch. He was missing his left leg from just above the knee and thought that's what I was staring at. He told me how rude I was. I apologized and told him I was actually staring at what I was sure was the most handsome man I'd ever seen. I guess I blushed enough for him to believe me--we had coffee together. The point is people can be mistaken and, as long as you're sincere in your concerns, they can also forgive. Most people with amputations have developed at least a little bit of a sense of humor about it.

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84: Turn this story into a multimillion dollar romance novel franchise. "But I can't write a novel!" you say--wrong. Just look at Stephanie Meyer: even erotic fanfics of her shitty books are getting movies. I'll meet you at the bank.

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Would be a great story, and I can write better than a lot of published authors (especially that sparkly vampire crap). The only problem is it never went anywhere. We were both truckers. He drove a specially adapted truck and pulled flatbed (physically challenging for people with all their limbs intact). We were headed in opposite directions on deadlines. Freight doesn't stand still for romance. My fiance made me cry the first time we met. That would also make a good story.

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Keep the trucker angle, but make up some fateful future encounters. At the end of the story he tells you he's "married...to the road" then drives off into the sunset. The fiancé story will be in the sequel.

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How then? Stare rudely? Google him? Hack his medical records? How do *you* normally check on the health and disabilities of the people with whom you are casually acquainted? OP tried to be polite and concerned with an unfortunate result. He/she wasn't to know. Probably next time he/she will stick to vague "how are you today" type enquiries and the world will be safer from accidental offensiveness. Yay, PC Earth.

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Punch em in the dick Punch em in the dick Mother fuckers talk shit I'ma punch em in the dick I'll give your willy a welt Like you ain't never felt Soon as I'm knelt I'ma pelt you below the belt Like BANG! Bust em in the wang Like it ain't no thang Mother fuckers talk shit Straight punch em in the dick

Pharmacists are usually behind the counter. If all he/she seen was a crutch the then it's understandable. It's not like he was blatantly standing right next to her so she could clearly see that his leg is missing. It's more common for someone to have a broken leg than a missing leg. Still op should have asked a little differently to avoid problems like this.

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And no matter if OP asks politely, either way it's going to be a very awkward moment afterward. Like someone said before, people usually have their legs broken not missing.

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I'm in a wheelchair and get asked from time to time "What's wrong with you?" to which my usual response is "Nothing. What's wrong with you?". I don't think OP's question was rude at all, and odds are, the pharmacist was joking back with her. He probably gets asked worst questions about his leg, I'm sure.

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You're clearly a hit in the FML comment sections. Stop being an asshole. It's not like OP asked a rude question. The pharmacist is also behind a counter so I'm 99.9999999999% sure OP didn't know his leg was missing.

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