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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
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Posted - 31/05/2010 :  13:40:47  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
About those difficult things that are not welcomed in everyday life, where one must never upset the neurotypical world by being too graphic or too honest.

In many ways I see NTs as being severely disabled by wearing rose tinted glasses and living in your own little worlds, largely separated from the real world by your failure to accept reality.

As I drive along in my wheelchair, trying to figure out where the next individual or group of people are going to walk next, are they going to suddenly stop, are they going to creep up close behind me so that when I reverse over the top of them they get most indignant.

Perhaps they are the wall huggers who have to creep between one's wheelchair and the wall, despite leaving them plenty of space to walk around the other side, without getting in the road.

Perhaps they are the people who stand in the middle of supermarket alleys talking and not noticing anyone else; or those who leave their trolley in the alley entrance.

Perhaps they are the people who leave their large dustbins on the narrow footpath all week so that everyone has to walk in the road.

Perhaps they are the people who think it funny that I have dog shite on my wheels or that someone has thrown away a lit cigarette that has hit me in the face or that it is funny to throw rocks at me.

Perhaps they are the people, at the council, who demand that I should mend my disablement to fit in with the properties that they have.

Perhaps it is the people who spend a lifetime abusing their bodies and who then demand treatment before people who have not damaged their bodies by self-inflicted injuries and drugs (especially alcohol and tobacco).

Perhaps it is NTs indifference to everything that is the most shocking.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
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http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.

sherlock
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nottingham
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Posted - 01/06/2010 :  21:34:30  Show Profile Send sherlock a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Chris you have obviously met the same people that my late brother had to contend with ten years ago (or maybe they have just given birth to later models) . His method of dealing with them was to ask politely before resorting to his crutches which he used as lances. It is amazing how indignant people are when they have been speared up the bum but they did move out of the way!!! The great British public -- unthinking-- uncaring--and always right
Best wishes Don
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 02/06/2010 :  00:49:19  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I suppose I do use this place to have a moan every now and then, but that is one of the things with this place there is the space to be yourself...

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Mac
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Posted - 03/06/2010 :  19:38:08  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Space to be yourself ..... what a great space it is too.

I have fought hard for 11 months to prevent being on my own or not working. I find long car journeys to a clients premises a nightmare as that is when that damned black dog comes to visit. It knows just how to sniff you out, how to scrape its way into the very cracks of your heart and blow cold air into your soul.

Chris, how you put up with such people is a wonder indeed. We Brits are a strange lot, we talk so often about doing the right thing and then don't do it. We treat others (at times accidentally) badly and believe we are doing right.

Perhaps a mini chariot with blades would do the trick.

Dream, Hope, Believe, Do
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
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Posted - 03/06/2010 :  21:36:24  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No, what I like to do is to take out my handy siren in a pneumatic can and creep up behind someone who has annoyed me and then press the tit and 'wow' the sense of humour strikes me immediately.

Of course my face is immobile so they are never really sure as to my motives and they are normally too shell-shocked to complain.

Mega-grin.

As to the black dog as you and Churchill call it, yes, it can be a bit of a bugger at times, I think that is why I have so many hobbies.

On the other hand I allow myself the space to be depressed at times because the worst thing you can do, if you are me, is to fail to admit to being depressed because that puts me in a pressure cooker situation.

I said to myself after I was finally signed off from Bexley (after 6 years, 3 as an in-patient and 3 in the half-way house) that I would never put myself in the position of having another major nervous breakdown and I have not had one in the last 18 years.

One has to indulge one's negative side and really 'enjoy' feeling thoroughly miserable, for a while, but it is also important that one goes into that kind of situation while carrying a metaphorical fire axe so that you can rescue one self from one's darkness.

In my case my emergency exit is a very warped sense of the ridiculous and it is a very black sense of humour, I think most medics do develop such a way of dealing with life and themselves in this way.

At some time, each of us stands at the bottom of the deep and dark well and, if we are lucky, we may see some daylight far above our heads.

Ultimately, when one has exhausted all other avenues, you come to the stark realisation that you cannot outrun yourself and so we each have to own up to and learn to cope with who and what we are and we have to accept our memories and life experiences as being facets of who and what we are.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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