How rude can people get

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
September 22, 2012 3:59pm CST
An old coworker and myself went for a hike, got a coffee, then went grocery shopping. We both have some health problems, but we dont go around saying this or that. She's very short about 4 foot 5 or so, also right now her eye swelled up and in it bulgiing she has some surgery next week, also she a diabetic. For myself my hair is really thin, and falling out. I also have those sores all over my forehead. My doctor insists its from the low iron, but my hair has been falling out even more with this new birth control and I think thats the reasons of the sores. So we were walking around the store picking this or that up. People are just staring I know what they are thinking, and I kept walking. One lady goes if I looked like those freaks I wouldnt go out in public. Some guy stops and asks us why someone doesnt shoot us we are so ugly. He said I should shave my head, and my friend should shield her face. I was ready to punch the guy in the face. I would never dream of saying anything anyone like these people have. My friend even though shes in her 50s felt so bad, and ready to cry. I told her ignore them they have no idea what either of us have been through. The fact we live with diseases for the rest of our lives, and struggle to get answers from doctors. It shows how low they are if they are going around staring and making comments. An older lady walks by and I just ripped her face off when she made rude comments. I told her right off so everyone could hear me.
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@GardenGerty (104113)
• United States
22 Sep 12
It sounds like you live in a very crude community. I cannot imagine that. We have lots of people with health issues around, but I do not see this kind of mistreatment.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Sep 12
I don't live in this town, but she does. I asked her if they do this all the time, and she said yes. Even with her eye nrmal (I cant remember what she said it was, but its because of the disbeties). People stare at her, and make comments on how short she is.
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@Hatley (164469)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 12
hi gardengerty it takes all kinds some p eople insisst I am in a nursing facility which is very wrong. no hospital beds no m edicalstaff and if yo u get sick they call an amubulanc and send ou tot the er your doctor uses.I had some abdominal cramps from the left over divertic ulitis and it was so painful so they insisted I get checked out. so I go at 4 pm. in a lot of pain.see the Er doctor at 6 pm,she has me have a dye injected cat scan in case my intestines are tangled in my hernia. darn.so at nine they take me for the cat scan and inject the dye into the port the er nurse had put in. this is fast.came back and its nine oclock and the er nurse calls for an ambulance to take me back. the er doctor never returned so I did not get to ask her if I should be thinking of hernia surgery. the one in the catscan had told me not to take metformin again til I had a blood test. she said she would put that in the paperwork f or me to take home. s o okay i get home.nobody gave me anyone any paper work.The emts were supposed to have got the paperwork I did not mention it as I was teed off and I have had no bad side effects from taking my diabetic med. Metformin.the er nurse kept up this your nursing home this and that and I finally said I am not staying in a nursing home. this is just a retirement center. the whole thing was a fiasco. they did give a pain shot but I did not get any input about how to avoid more of these painful episode. . y
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@GardenGerty (104113)
• United States
22 Sep 12
Hatley, ask your regular doctor about Metformin. I have three family members that have had issues with it. If you do not have medical staff you are not a nursing center. Retirement home. I think they are not too common here. You can go to "retirement communities" but they are not in facilities like Gold Crest. You can progress to assisted living, which is sometimes in one wing of a nursing facility or Long term care facility. If it was a nursing facility someone would be going along to demand the paper work.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
22 Sep 12
well they say what goes around comes around and so they will get their just reward in time. Yes ignore them because fighting with them will not have any effect on them, you can't beat sense into anyone, they either have it or they don't.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Sep 12
I agree, I told her to keep walking and ignore them. That is being the better person, and them going around saying things about people they dont know shows how low they are.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
22 Sep 12
Oh ricki! I feel so sad with your story. I don't know but I can feel the pain. I hope these people would also think about the feelings of others. Anyway, just as you said just ignore those things. They cannot help you. Good morning from Philippines!
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Sep 12
They don't know you, nor what you've been through not worth making a big deal over it.
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22 Sep 12
Isnt that classed as bullying cause if it is you could get in touch with the police and report those people if you know them. I would if it was me
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Sep 12
I really don't know if they can do anything about it.
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@dfollin (12770)
• United States
23 Sep 12
I do believe it is classified as bullying and illegal especially if they are adults.And they should know better.The have the morals of the devil.I bet none of them have spent a day in church.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
23 Sep 12
They say that people who point out the flaws of others are too deeply concerned with their own and want to make others feel the pain they do. I'd ignore it and just keep walking let them say what they want, they don't walk your path and they don't deal with your conditions, so they can keep saying what they want, it will come back to bite them. On the other hand I'd also be more apt to just punch them in the face myself...
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@Hatley (164469)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 12
hi ricki glad you told her off, I was fifty and overweight. I came out of the grocery store and this lady about my age ran up to me. I have some maternity clothes like new my daugter gave to me.I will give them to you.,wait."I was so flabbergasted I just stood there. when she returned I looked at her."ma'am I am not pregnant so just take those clothes back. thank you for insinuating I at 54 were pregnant just because I am overweight." She almost fell dashing back to her Mercedes Benz and drove off burning rubber. Some people have no compassion at all. I was furious and wished she had never bugged me.I wanted to cry or put a paper sack over my head. so I know how you felt too.Some people do not have the brains or compassion of a billy goat.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
24 Sep 12
I know that this really isn't going to be something that will make you feel a lot better, but I would expect to hear comments like that from a child (someone that really doesn't know any better). If I was to hear something like this from an adult, I believe that I would go off on them right to their face. The reason that I would go off on them is because of the fact that by the time a person in as an adult, they should know better than belittling other people because the fact of the matter is that they don't know what you've been through in your life.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
29 Sep 12
I agree, if a child said something like this compared to grown adults would be different. Just shows the lack of a person they are and I;m sure they dont have a good self esteem if they go around saying things to people.
@beenice2 (2434)
• Canada
23 Sep 12
Some people never grow up, and don't keep there tongue in their mouth at the right time. Sorry that hear that you've been harassed like that. If everybody would remember how to respect and be polite like in the old days, Kids and adults don't know how to behave anymore, not to be surprised.I think the best shield you can protect yourself with is God's shield God bless you and that your doctor find the cure for both of you.
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
Hey buddy don't let those insensitive people get you down. If somebody does that to you again go tell her/him why don't you get a mirror and look at yourself first. Karma is a b*tch baby wait till it gets you!
@dfollin (12770)
• United States
23 Sep 12
I can't believe people are so rude like that. That many people in one place.That unbelievable! You all should think about shopping somewhere else. Don't worry about it! Those people must have boring lives if they have nothing better to do.