Friday, November 03, 2006

most interesting part of my day

"Right Shoes Waving Goodbye"
July 2006

As said to me today, by the developmentally disabled bag-person helping me out with my groceries:

"I feel so sorry for you. You only have one leg."


jodi said...

I'm trying to come up with a good response to that, but I just can't imagine any way to respond that isn't cruel and condescending (and thus unproductive).

I suppose, were I in your position and a quick thinker, I would have acted surprised as if this was the first I'd heard of it (of the one leg, not the sympathy). But of course were I actually in your position, I would have been flustered and annoyed and hours later thought of acting surprised. Heh.

Mouse said...

I'm with jodi.. I can't think of anything to respond that wouldn't have been horrid.
On an up note.. those are some sassy boots in the front with the buckles!

Anonymous said...

Aw, that strikes me as sweet for some reason, a person with no filter trying to be nice (empathetic) but just not having the skills/tact/diplomacy.

It would have been really odd if it had turned into a "diminished capacity" pity pissing contest. Potentially perversely funny, but odd.

And for some reason it reminds me of that old saw "I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet." Was your placement of the shoes picture deliberate in this?

M-H said...

Horrid? Why would you be horrid to someone who would be completely without guile, someone just expressing their take on the world in a sweet way? I hope I would have smiled graciously and said 'thank you'. You two do know what 'developmentally disabled' means, don't you?

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