There’s a fine line between being polite and being a walk over – that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 6: 29 PM on day 378 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself All-Bran Flakes for breakfast, practice writing by hand, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, watch TV and feed myself grilled chicken for dinner.
Yesterday we went to our uncle’s house and while there he started ripping my sister apart about the fact she didn’t go to the same church service that he went to saying that it wasn’t enough just to go to a church but that she had to go to our church and although I felt bad for my sister I felt even worse for myself because he didn’t even bother talking to me – unless saying hi when he entered the room counts as a conversation – but now I realize that that was my fault I pride myself on being polite and not interrupting two people when they are in the midst of a conversation figuring that they’ll catch a clue and understand that they’re making me feel left out but that seldom happens and even when it does it almost feels like it’s a pity inclusion into the conversation like opps we left her out she’s in a wheelchair and probably doesn’t have many friends we have to talk to her so I’ve decided that from now on I will inject myself into conversations – if I have to – not with the intention of being rude but rather to show people that “disabled” people have thoughts and feelings too. Do you let people walk all over you because you’re afraid of being rude?
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