I guess we’ve all had things that have annoyed us over the years that people have said to us, but I was wondering what was the most ridiculous thing?
I was once in a meet and greet drinks at work and a member of the charity team at my company came over to me (seeing I was in wheelchair) and in a blunt tone asked “What’s wrong with you then?”, so I told her I suffered from MS, her reply was “No you don’t only women can get that!”. Needless to say (I’m sounding like Alan Partridge there) I then put her straight that women are more likely to get it but men suffer from it too (and pointed out Richard Pryor and Montel Williams as two famous male sufferers).
I found it kind of ludicrous that someone without a medical background thought she was enough of an expert to say I didn’t know what I was talking about. Although I probably should have found it offensive (after all she was basically saying I didn’t have a clue or was lying) I did find it ridiculous to the point of it being funny at the time.
Anyone got any similar stories where someone has said something completely outrageous about their condition or the disease?