Blatant and offensive language, like the language this commenter left me yesterday…
There is no possible way for anyone to brush aside your deformity and pretend it doesn’t exist. It doesn’t just overshadow everything. It eclipses it. If a person with a club foot came up and started talking to me, I would not be able to process anything they said. Not until we first discuss the club foot. I’m afraid most people are amused by the disabled. It’s a guilty pleasure we know it’s not right to enjoy, but do anyway. Besides, who wants to be charmed by a cripple?
Oh, no. This is not 1950. Using the word cripple is simply not OK. Ever. Frankly, using it just shows how stupid, pathetic and ignorant you are. Isn’t it sad that there are still people in this world thinking like that, friends?
P.S. And forgive me if my charm just might leave you with a little bruise or two. But don’t worry. Unlike you, I won’t call you that nasty word.