By Clumsy & Forgetful - 27/11/2011 06:02 - Canada
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I don't know about you, but that sounds like a free pass to do whatever the fuck you want and get away with it.
24 - I disagree, laughing about it in an insultig manner should be discouraged but using humour to approach it every now and then I believe is healthy, after all they are still people and seperating them from people by saying "Oh no you cant have a laugh with them" because of something they have no control over is just making it worse for them, everyone has little things that should be approached with humour, like I have red hair and I encourage people making jokes about it, insulting someone is completely different. Or making jokes directly at them in an insulting way is horrible.
So a person with a mental handicap would be having a laugh if they saw you saying being mentally retarded is an excuse to do whatever the fuck you want? That's what we were getting at. You can dye your hair another color, but someone with a mental disability cannot just change their mindset.
75- Actually, I know two mentally retarded people well enough to understand that they don't choose their condition. Also, "never encountered one ever" would mean I've never seen one before. I still am in high school, and there are a size able amount of mentally handicapped people attending the school. Damn, shut the fuck up.
86- Encountered means seeing someone face-to-face. I see a lot at my school too and you know what, so what? They sure don't see it as a disorder, they think they're just like everyone else. And they are, they just need help. But if someone says a joke based on a disability and it's funny, I'm gonna' fucking laugh because I've got a sense of humor.
91- Hence me pointing out my hypocrisy. I know my thought process was incorrect, and that we should just laugh along with everything else. Also you're forgetting my first sentence. I said two specifically because I do know them individually. What I'm trying to get at with that is that they don't choose what they're like, but whatever I'm going to stop talking.
Haha, reminds me when in highshool, I literally have a reputation for being an idiot at school. It's more of a win-lose suitation though.. Who wants to be classified mentally-handicapped when they aren't?
The truth shall out so they say! So don't say anything as you may out yourself from the company!
*translation of #6 for those who need help* In the end, the truth always comes out. If you want to take advantage of this position (OP), you should keep your mouth shut. There were no "critical words" missing. People just seem to need everything spelled out for them these days -_-
Being forgetful is a mental handicap, and clumsiness is a combined mental and physical handicap. They may catch on that your handicaps are not severe enough to excuse your constant screw-ups, so I'd advise you to start pre-emptively drooling, rocking, and humming to yourself.