Picking on people

@jugsjugs (13045)
October 16, 2009 7:08pm CST
I hate to see people taking the micky or picking on disabled people.I get soo angry that i have to say something and i do not care who they are when they are being so nasty.I got angry one night when i was out at a pub when someone started to take the micky out of this young lad who was disabled who was just walking past the pub when i was sitting outside.The worst thing is that i did notice that no one else said anything to this person.Do they think they look clever taking the micky out of people like that?
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@BarBaraPrz (19420)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Oct 09
Good for you for speaking up. Those idiots that do what you described are just that: idiots.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 09
Well, I do hate it too as disabled people have feeling too and it is not their choice to become disabled. Some people are inborn with deformation while others becomes disabled through accidents or from sickness. So, I think people who laugh are insensitive and they judge people according to appearance without respect. Thus, treat them inhumane and see them as the object of laughter. I see things like that happen and when two old couple. The wife help his husband who to set on his wheelchair as the husband suffer from heart attack and have a bell palsy. When a group of young students pass by they laugh out loud that the old lady becomes angry and says it is not funny to laugh on them as you know time would come you would also becomes old. So it is better to respect one another whether disabled or normal as respect begets respect.
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• United States
17 Oct 09
i think that people that pick on less fortunate ones are in themselves slightly disabled. they are insecure, no self worth and it makes them feel that they are in control.maybe something happened in their lives when they were younger that they feel the need to belittle or chastise someone less perfect than them.these people are morons only they don't know it and in some ways more handicapped than the people they pick on.it is maddening, frustrating and when i see it happening, i will step in.you know the old saying WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND,and it will!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I hate to see stuff like that too. I hate it when I see anyone getting made fun of but a disabled person, an elderly person, or a child can make me blow my top.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I will not tolerate it. If I see it happening I step in. I have a disabled son, he is in a wheelchair and for the most part people have been great. I have seen alot of nasty people when it comes to kids that have autism having meltdowns in public and with the elderly. I hear nasty comments about parents controlling their kids. I once was at a store and a child that is in my sons class was there and the child was having a meltdown in the middle of the school. People were standing around watching and making comments about how the parents should learn how to control their child. The parents were at their wits end. I walked over took the cart, told them to go ahead and take him to the car. I went quickly and paid for their items and met them at the car, helped by loading it while they dealt with their child. I told them to just get with me later, gave them my phone number and address, that my son was in his class and we would settle up with the money. Later that day, they showed up at my house with the money and thanked me over and over again. They were even in tears. My son came home from school two days later and in his bag was an envelope with Bryan's mom on the front. There was a 25 dollar gift card, and a note thanking me again. I was floored, I never expected to be given a gift, but they said that they wanted me to have it. We just need to be more patient and helpful, if we can. I wasn't sure that I would get my money back, but it was just basic items, like toilet paper, and home needs and was only about $20. I just wanted to help, and let them know they weren't alone and now we are great friend.
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• China
17 Oct 09
I think that one who pick on the diabled lad should be a diabled man in his mentality!
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Hi jugs I usually don't say anything to anyone when they are being rude but I will have to admit that I did do this once. There was a lady with a walker trying to get into the grocery store. She had got stuck on some rubber mate that was laying there. A man spoke up and said why she talking so long,she have her son to go shopping for her. I turned around to him and said is that your mom..He turned his head and never said another word. I did go help the lady get unstuck and she went on in. I think that is horrible for people to act like that to the disable people or anyone. Great discussion and have a great day. Keep smiling.
• United States
17 Oct 09
Hi jugs Thank you dear for the BR. I get so excited when I receive these. It is like a kid in a candy store. Heck I like the candy stores too. Once again thanks and have a great weekend..
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
18 Oct 09
People like this are cowards. They try to make themselves look bigger and stronger by picking on the weakest citizens among us; it's enough to make you want to scream and tear your hair out (or the bully's hair, whichever's more convenient. ). Don't worry, though...sooner or later, the bully's going to get a taste of his own medicine. God is never mocked.
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@Hatley (164727)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Oct 09
hi jugsjugs those who prey on the handicapped or disabled people are just plain stupid, vicious cowards that would never say that to anyone who could bash them in their stupid teeth. they are just big bullies that were once [probably little bullies on the school playground.It takes a strong intelligent person to waylay this kind of idiot and knock him off his dumb feet.
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• China
17 Oct 09
I also hate the one who taking the mickey out of or picking on disabled people.We should pay more attention to disabled people and do our best to help them when they need help,but not to take the micky out of or pick on them. The one who like taking the micky out of disabled peoble can't understand the feelings until they are picked on.They have no mercy,no morality.We should show they how to treat others.
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I hate to see people picking on disabled people or older people. If someone needs help opening a door whether they are disabled or an elderly person I will help them out. Now I am elderly myself but can still help other who need it and I will as long as I can. The ones picking on disable people or elderly people think it makes them look cool or gives them power.
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• China
17 Oct 09
People who pick on disabled persons are really disgusting. I seldom get involved in others bussiness,but if i see somebody bully disabled people i will definitely criticize such behaviou. And in my country most people will do this like me.We should feel sympathy for the disabled one instead of looking down upon them.Jugsjugs,your are a nice guy.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I do not make fun of disabled person too. For me disabled person don't really want what happen to their physical body but they have no choice but to accept it. There situation is not simple and they are always will hear this criticism behind them. I respect them and even help some of them while on the street. There are many disabled person that despite their situation they able to live a regular life and they want to be normal like us. We must be thankful that it does not happen to us, so why not treat them nicely and respect them instead of making fun of them. I am too hurt when a disabled were picked and I just make a bad stare of the people doing it because they must have been blind.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I hate such things. It comes from small-minded, mean-spirited people whose esteem is basically in the toilet! Yes, I do speak up when/if I see such things! Karen
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Oct 09
My husband is disabled, he used a cane first, and then he used a walker, and now is in a power wheelchair and I have noticed, not that someone says something rude, but how there are some people who stand in the way and I have to holler "excuse me!" So even if they do not say anything, they are being rude.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I cannot stand people who do that. I think they like to pick on other people because they are insecure themselves. they feel better about themselves by putting others down. I think it just goes to show how disrespectful they really are.
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@erikmama (12934)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I am with you. It is so wrong for a person to pick omn or tease a person because of their disability. I think people do this because they are weak or have a personal problem with theriself they are trying to take on someone else. It is very sad. I have defended people who were being picked on befiore. Atleast I am able to defend myself, and will!!
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@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
5 Nov 09
you are so right, is not good what they do, and it makes me mad too, in fact I would stand up for that one in need of help. Often I am not alone on that either.
18 Oct 09
I HATE it so much when people pick on disabled people. It is so nasty and uncalled for it is rediculous and cowardly. I had a friend who went to college but moved her class because there was a disabled boy and everyone made fun of him. I think he also got moved class but she just did not want to associate with those rude people and I would have done the same.