Strange Happenings

Wow!! What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been and we are not done yet… however, the good news is I finally captured a few minutes to myself to write a blog post, something I have truly missed.

So here is what happened to our daughter, Shantel, and her friend Jaz over the past two weeks when they were out having lunch after classes:

Last week Shantel and Jaz walked over to the Fry’s shopping mall, ate lunch, then walked in and out of several stores shopping. Shantel always likes to “see” what’s new in Sally’s Beauty Supply, Payless Shoe Store, and of course, she has to stop in Fry’s to check out any manager’s special on bakery goods…

On their way back to Shantel’s Dial-a-Ride pick-up point, a woman walked up to the girls and said to Jaz “we need more people like you to provide care for people like them, talking about Shantel.” Jaz said “actually, we are friends.” The woman looked surprised and said “oh, you mean you’re not her caregiver?” Jaz said ” no I’m not, and just because people like you are too shallow to befriend people with disabilities, doesn’t mean I am.” Hats off to you Jaz!!!

Jaz also shared with Shantel that a guy that was a former classmate of both Jaz and Shantel told Jaz the other day that the only reason she hangs around with Shantel is to make herself look better. How shallow is that?

Then, on Monday of this week, when Shantel and Jaz were out at lunch again, a man approached them and said “are you two candidates for residency in a drug and alcohol abuse house?” They replied “no”, and he said “oh, you look like you are drug users and the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.” Shantel said she knew they would never see him again so she said “well,  I do use weed three times a day because I use Hemp lotion and it is an ingredient in that lotion.” Then the man asked Jaz if she ever abuses drugs? By this time Jaz was upset by his questioning and the nerve of him getting in their business, so she said “why would I abuse one of the things I love the most?” At that the man just walked away and the girls went to Shantel’s Dial-a-Ride pick-up point… When Shantel came home and told me what happened I said when the man said they look like they are drug users, I would have said “since I can’t see why don’t’ you explain to me what a drug user looks like because you sure sound like you are on drugs to me…”

Today, Shantel came home and told me that when she and Jaz were on their way back from lunch, a woman came up to them and said ” I’ve been here for three months, haven’t been able to make any friends and can’t find anyone to kick it with, which for those of you who don’t know, it means smoke weed with… Shantel and Jaz told her they had to go, but as they were walking back to school, they said it was too bad that guy that wanted to know if they were candidates for residency in a drug and alcohol abuse house wasn’t around today because this lady really looked and acted like she could really use that program…

I asked Shantel what she thought about all that she encountered the past two weeks and she said “it just leaves me wondering who people will think Jaz and I look like next week… Gota love it… 🙂

P.S. I will continue to post to my blog as I can between appointments… and am looking forward to getting back to a “normal” regular posting schedule… Thanks for all your continued support. Very much appreciated.

Stay Tuned!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katsbynp
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 01:37:48

    Wow! What brazen rude people! I don’t know I could ever walk up to strangers and talk to people like they did. Good for Shantel and Jaz for their responses. Hope the next time people will have positive things to say. Glad to see your post and thanks for sharing

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    • beyondcinderella
      Feb 06, 2014 @ 11:43:32

      I know what you mean Kathy. I could never walk up to strangers and say things like that either. The good news is that Jaz and Shantel just laugh it off and keep going about their way…

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  2. gotham girl
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 03:50:01

    Truly amazing the amount of idiots we have in this world. Where do they all come from??? So good to have you posting again…missed your stories. Love you MORE! xoxoxo

    Reply

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