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jandrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 10:17 AM
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8. No, but I do regret POSING as mentally disabled person once.
I had driven over to the University of Houston admin building once with a friend of mine. I was riding shotgun. We couldn't find a free parking place to save our lives, so after driving around for a while, we pulled up next to a meter that still had a few minutes left on it. I waited in the car thinking that she would just be a few minutes. Well, the few minutes turned into a hour and then some. I didn't have any change for the meter, either. Sure enough, a campus police officer came over to either have me feed the meter, or move the car. Rather than lose the spot, I leaned over and mumbled "AAAAUUUUGHHHH", while making body contortions. After a minute or two of that, the officer gave up and moved on, thinking that I must have been mentally disabled or insane or something. Really threw her for a loop. My friend came out a few minutes later, and I told her the story.

I feel kinda bad about it now, but at the time, it was funny. I think I was 18 at the time.
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  -Did you ever make fun of the mentally disabled when you were young? dhinojosa  Jun-21-05 10:08 AM   #0 
  - nope, never did it  nickinSTL   Jun-21-05 10:11 AM   #1 
  - Good for you....  dhinojosa   Jun-21-05 10:12 AM   #3 
  - I remember jerry's kids  SCDem   Jun-21-05 10:11 AM   #2 
  - Absolutely....  dhinojosa   Jun-21-05 10:13 AM   #4 
  - using "retarded" as a slur was common for me  hfojvt   Jun-21-05 01:19 PM   #21 
  - Bearing the brunt of such "jokes"... I took the opportunity to fire back.  Prag   Jun-21-05 10:13 AM   #5 
  - I never made fun of them, but  Shell Beau   Jun-21-05 10:14 AM   #6 
  - honest answer  sui generis   Jun-21-05 10:14 AM   #7 
  - No, but I do regret POSING as mentally disabled person once.  jandrok   Jun-21-05 10:17 AM   #8 
  - Oh my. You did that?  cat_girl25   Jun-21-05 11:18 AM   #16 
  - Yeah, I really did that.  jandrok   Jun-21-05 11:48 AM   #18 
  - Damn!!!!!!  dhinojosa   Jun-21-05 01:10 PM   #19 
  - to my shame, yes  zbdent   Jun-21-05 10:36 AM   #9 
  - I did once  TripAndFall   Jun-21-05 10:53 AM   #10 
  - the only time i ever started a fight was to stop some assholes doing that  mopaul   Jun-21-05 10:55 AM   #11 
  - Thanks mopaul!  Bunny   Jun-21-05 01:17 PM   #20 
  - Generally, no.. but I did run away from a girl with CP.. and to this day  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-21-05 10:58 AM   #12 
  - My sis was 2 yrs older than me and had downs syndrome  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Jun-21-05 11:07 AM   #13 
  - Once, but plenty were making fun of me LONG beforehand...  HypnoToad   Jun-21-05 11:10 AM   #14 
  - What timing.  SeanQuinn   Jun-21-05 11:16 AM   #15 
  - answer to the question  sui generis   Jun-21-05 11:32 AM   #17 
  - Okay, here's the kicker  Debi   Jun-21-05 01:29 PM   #22 
 

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