Posted: 21 Mar 2014 05:09 PM PDT
I've heard it. I've said it. I've thought it. I've regretted it.
We've all said things we wish we could take back. But sometimes we've said things not even realizing the impact it had on another person. In the wrong way.
As children we would see someone 'different' than us and it caught our attention. Promptly mom or dad (or both) would quietly say, “Quit staring!” So we'd quit staring because it wasn't polite. As adults, we tend to forget our manners and while children can tend to stare out of curiosity and innocence, adults do it in a different way out of ignorance and misplaced well meaning.
Wen you have a chronic illness or disability with symptoms that others are able to see, you are naturally the recipient of stares and comments, questions and interest. Most people will graciously answer the questions presented to them. It doesn't mean it wasn't rude.
So, if you know someone with Parkinson's or see someone who you think has it (don't assume they do), here are some suggestions of things ;/ to say.
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