By suspended - 25/07/2015 00:59 - United States - Englewood
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#50 As a person who suffers from autism I can promise you that hearing people throw around the word "retard" can be very offensive and damaging. I can't tell you how many times it's been used in reference to me and to be quite honest when it comes up in normal conversation it can have an extremely negative effect on my ability to continue conversing normally. I'm not saying change your vocabulary entirely and never say that word again. All I'm saying is be aware of why someone might find it hurtful.
I get it but come on, everyone knows it's offensive, that's why they use it. It's like any other curse word. They're not saying it because 6 has a mental disability (being a dumb fuck ain't a mental disability per se), so there's no reason to freak out over it and start lecturing people and telling them they should never say the word. No offense but if just hearing the word "damages" someone, regardless how it's being used, that person needs to stay away from real life until they toughen up.
The issue isn't about toughening up. It's an offensive ignorant slur. I honestly really didn't think much of it when it was first said in this thread, but I felt that the person who mentioned that it was offensive in the first place shouldn't be berated for pointing that out. And sometimes, depending on the severity of your autism, autistic people have so much sensory overload it can be very difficult to focus on on what particular thing, such as holding a conversation. But when someone does use that slur while you're trying to talk to them it's like it's the only thing you can focus on anymore. The rest of what they're saying is utterly meaningless because they said the word retarded and they must have said it because they're talking to you and you're retarded. That must be what they think of you right? It's the only thing they thing about you because you are retarded. Right?
At first I read this as though the intercom wasn't turning ON properly and you were angry because of that, but it doesn't seem like you had any reason to be mad. You were doing your job and if the intercom worked properly, calling somebody somewhere is just part of working with coworkers. Total YDI.
I got the point, OP doesn't get along with the coworker and has obviously had trouble with him in the past. That being said, you put up with minor things coworkers do because that's part of a job. So calling him somewhere isn't enough for the attitude. I would understand if the intercom wasn't working and it made him angry because he would have to go out of his way to call the coworker now, but there's no reason for him to be pissed.
#16 I think you still missed the point. OP isn't necessarily mad that he had to use the intercom. The FML is about him getting caught ranting and cursing by the entire store. The reason for his "attitude" is because his coworker isn't where they should be, and probably more reasons we may never know. The list could go on.