By kayin - 10/12/2010 01:59 - United Kingdom

Today, I was giving a tour for parents who wanted to send their kids to our school. One of the parents had a kid on crutches with what appeared to be a broken leg, so I asked him how he broke it. He replied, "I was born like this." FML
I agree, your life sucks 31 422
You deserved it 6 576

Add a comment

You must be logged in to be able to post comments!

Top comments

Aww fyl, you couldn't have known.

alaaloo_fml_fml 0

Well there's no way you couldve known... I'm sure the kid will get over it.


Why is it FYL? More like F Disabled Kid's Life! Except he can probably live out a happier, fuller life than our grief-stricken, insensitive OP here.

how is it insensitive? op didn't know and usually people who are born disabled aren't on crutches they're on a wheelchair.

As long as you didn't ask a fat girl "how far along she is" your in the clear.

paymeinhugs 2

feeling sorry and having pity for individuals with disabilities is exactly what limits them in our society! it's not their disability! it's our horrible intolerance to it! how would you feel if you were constantly pitied for having blue eyes? or brown hair? yes. it is the same thing! individuals with disabilities CAN and SHOULD function in our society the exact same way as any other human does! our schools our public facilities our attitude all limit these individuals! it's seriously bad! we should put these individuals in the center of our society and embrace any "difference" that exists! instead have empathy! not pity. OP don't feel sorry! don't feel bad! you were only doing what is natural! though i understand your frustration at not understanding the child's situation! it's society that has put you in this place.

persianjr1 7

Its not her fault. why the hell is the person on crutchtes if he/she was born like that!! they were lying. crutches are built for temporary injuries like a broken or sprianed leg! they were lying. dont fell bad :D

oh gawd, 68 gave a lecture that made my brain hurt very bad....

68 they let disabled kids in alll public places u fuckin retard

EvilCupcake8361 9

now is the proper time to break out in song about it

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.

Show it anyway

if you never ask questions you will never get anywhere in life. this was OPs lesson learned, and now op will probably be more careful when trying to strike up a convo with someone or asking them a question

AceArctic 4

It's not like OP intended for that to happen. Most people would assume someone on crutches (unless they are that special kind) with what appears to be a broken leg, would think they broke their leg! (That sounds kind of redundant...)

bawpo 2

you sir (#2), are a ruhtard.

giantsfan2010 23

I like peanut butter. Who agrees?

Aww fyl, you couldn't have known.

it's not an f her life, it should be an fml for the kid. I don't think unknowingly asking questions should be an fml.

deadlydeadd 2

WTF why would he have crutches not a wheel chair

Maybe they couldn't afford to buy a wheel chair maybe spending all their money pleasing the kids wants and/or needs

giantsfan2010 23

It's ok, not your fault.

alaaloo_fml_fml 0

Well there's no way you couldve known... I'm sure the kid will get over it.

LosAngelesSon 8

My point exactly.

youppl 7

I'm not sure how to msg but here, hit me up on aim. sn youppl0

Ismellwin 0

Exactly. I really doubt it was even a big deal. Being born with a diability like this I'm sure he was pretty used to questions like that.

Well there's no way you could have known that.

6 beat me to it.

alaaloo_fml_fml 0

Haha sorry!

schwancy 2

I don't know the circumstances, but it seems odd that he was using crutches for a condition he was born with. I would think he'd be in a wheelchair.

Tikwichka 5

I got the impression only one leg appeared damaged. By using crutches, their independence is also increased. Oh, and don't forget the mixed attitudes wheelchair users encounter.

blo0_starZz 0

My thoughts exactly.. and why would he have a cast on it? If he was born with a leg like that, then I'm sure the cast would do no good. Just saying. |still alive|

doggone456 0

maybe it was a brace???

dudeitsdanny 9

Not your fault at all. But, next time ask "what happened?" as opposed to being that specific =)

krazykiki 0


The kid could've easily replied with the same answer.

kalejaxson 5

Yeah? And?

Exactly! Where is FML?