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Why do people stare at people like they have 5 heads, when that person is disabled? Or just anyone different...

~Here Comes The Sun~ 2012/08/12 15:32:02
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I am in a wheelchair and people just stare at me constantly, I remember a guy walked into a lamppost, he was so engrossed looking at me...

I don't mind if people ask what is wrong with me, I'm totally OK with that.
And I find kids not as ignorant as adults.
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  • ★misfit★ 2012/08/12 20:52:25
    ★misfit★
    Guessing by your picture, I'd say people might glace at you because you're in the chair, but they keep looking because you're pretty. It's always awkward when people stare, but it can be a compliment too.:)
  • ~Here C... ★misfit★ 2012/08/12 22:03:44
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    +1
    thank you :)
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/12 17:15:54
  • Rob 2012/08/12 17:14:00
    Rob
    It's not personal. People that do not share your disablity are just curious. Perhaps they are so far removed from that kind of thing. They want to know more about it and how you cope, but are too shy to ask. Maybe at the moment that you detect their stares, they are experiencing shame of the complaints that they make of their own lives after seeing someone who cannot do what they take for granted. As the saying goes, It's not you, it's me."
  • ~Here C... Rob 2012/08/12 18:52:03
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    Ah yeah, I get it... some people point lol. of course i pointed back hehe :)
  • Metaldane 2012/08/12 16:13:06
    Metaldane
    Some people just haven't seen it much before and they can't help but stare I'll admit I did that when I was younger but I've seen loads of disabled people and it doesn't phase me at all now, though having been in a few car wrecks kinda helped change my perspective lol.
  • SA 2012/08/12 16:02:45
    SA
    I guess because they are wondering to themselves "What happened" but I'm not sure. Although I am not in a wheelchair I DO have a physical disability. It doesn't bother me anymore.
  • ~Here C... SA 2012/08/12 16:07:27
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    It doesn't bother me much but it used to, it bothers my friends lol. They say WTF are they looking at... ha
  • SA ~Here C... 2012/08/12 16:16:02 (edited)
    SA
    My friends have learned how self sufficient and witty I am. lol I usually come up with a line(depending on who they are) that makes them walk away fast.

    I had a friend in college that would say something like "Want a ride?" to those who stared at him because he was in a wheelchair. Then the rest of his friends would start laughing and the person would walk away. I miss those times....LOL
  • Sister Jean 2012/08/12 15:53:01
    Sister Jean
    they are human you have NEVER done this?
  • ~Here C... Sister ... 2012/08/12 15:58:45
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    +1
    I cant say I have, because I know it can be uncomfortable...
  • Sister ... ~Here C... 2012/08/12 15:59:46
  • cutter's falls 2012/08/12 15:46:05
  • ~Here C... cutter'... 2012/08/12 15:55:08
  • fer_reals 2012/08/12 15:40:10
    fer_reals
    +2
    on a side note (not to minimize your situation) it's equally ass-holish when people only believe in a disability if it's visible.
  • ~Here C... fer_reals 2012/08/12 15:44:08
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    +1
    Totally agree! My mum is a bit deaf also..

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