By sozzy - 07/07/2012 07:26 - United States - Aliso Viejo
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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.
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.
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.
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
He is behind a counter first of all, and second he could have had a prosthetic and been wearing pants.
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.
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.
Do you ask blind people how their eye sight is too? You must be a hit at hospitals.
As pay back, the pharmacist should ask how the meds are helping with your erectile dysfunction problem? :P