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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

5 reasons why life CAN suck if you're disabled ...

Yes, I've finished my dissertation and hope to recover from the sudden void that's in my life. No, seriously, I'm now on a mission to do something with my life. However, in spite of it all, I hooe to start blogging again...

But, on second thoughts, after a number of public appearances I discover that it can sometimes beat you down being disabled. Here's why:

1. Whatever your achievements in private or public life, you are pitied.

2. Complete strangers feel that they are better than you because you use a wheelchair, or cannot walk.

3.You get talked to as if you were from Mars, or Venus...

4. You get unwanted affections from people you'd rather not (no need to go further on this one)

5. You get complimented on your speech/words, but you quickly realise that they weren't paying attention to what you were saying in the first place.

But then, they think you're cute!

This Thursday I'll be off to Brussels fo r a media conference...

Bye for now (unless I figure out how to blog from far, far away ...

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