common reactions to my limb difference and what i’m thinking (in gifs)

I thought I’d express the sentiments in today’s post better with GIFs. Enjoy!

1) “Oh my gosh, I’m sooooo sorry about your arm!,” kind of like this:

How I respond:

What I’m actually thinking:

2) “I had no idea you were missing an arm all this time!”

How I respond:

What I’m actually thinking:

3) “How do you write with only one hand?”

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What I’m actually thinking:

4) “You seem to do pretty well without that arm.”

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What I’m actually thinking:

5) “I knew this guy once who lost an arm.”

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What I’m actually thinking:

6) “Don’t worry. You’ll find a guy one day who’s not shallow and loves you just the way you are.”

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What I’m actually thinking:

7) “That bionic hand is pretty cool.”

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What I’m actually thinking:

8) “Can I see/touch it?”

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What I’m actually thinking:

Peace,
Caitlin Michelle

 

(I do not own any of the above GIFs. They are from Tumblr and Google.)
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media/meme monday – $#*! people say to amputees

  Yes, it’s another Josh Sundquist video! It’s just too funny not to share. He made this during the “$#*! People Say” video craze, and it’s brilliant. The best part is that it features things people have actually said to him. I guess most folks just don’t know what to say when they meet someone with a limb difference. I mean, we deal with stares and awkward comments on a daily basis. So why not have a little fun with it? Here are some of the funniest (and weirdest) comments and questions I’ve gotten:
“Do you sink to one side when you swim?”- random lady at swimming pool
“You’re a cyborg! Do you know how many dates you can get at a sci-fi convention?” – my lovely and hilarious friend Liz
“Hey, weren’t you wearing that ring on your other hand yesterday?” – my boyfriend Chris (to be fair, he had been running on very little sleep when he said it)
“Do you wear it while you’re sleeping?” -random person (in reference to my prosthetic)
“Can I touch it?” – creepy strangers
Here’s hoping that you enjoy Josh’s video and that no weirdos you meet today invade your personal space!
Peace,
Caitlin 🙂

 

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