Comedian Josh Blue on the 10 things you should never say to a disabled person
1. What happened to you?
The response to this should be an obvious one: What if someone asked what happened to your…FACE… See? It doesn’t feel good.
2. Are you drunk?
Nope! And even if I was, I’d still be walkin’ like this.
3. Let me do that for you!
Chances are, they’ve already made it this far without your help, they probably don’t need it. If someone does need your help, they’ll ask for it.
4. Is that contagious?
Only if you want it to be, baby?
5. Can I have some of your medication?
Not for free!
6. How do you get rid of that?
Counter question: How do I get rid of you?
7. You can’t do that
Just watch me!
8. How much government’s assistance do you get?
We’re very capable of having jobs and we enjoy working! (Most days)
9. Have you ever had sex?
That’s DEFINITELY none of your business. We’re just like anyone else – we like to keep our private lives, PRIVATE. If you are curious about sex with disabilities, I’m sure there’s a whole dark place of the Internet available for research.
10. Do you ride the short bus?
No…that’s my Uber over there.