The One With The Smart Ass Cripple Quote

As the title implies, this post contains a quote from the blog Smart Ass Cripple, maintained by Mike Ervin who “is indeed both a smart ass and a cripple”. I have never actually followed his blog, or even heard of it before today. I stumbled on this quote reposted on The Daily Dish after Paul Fidalgo tweeted the link. But if this is the sort of things he’s writing, I think he warrants further investigation.

“Try calling a florist and saying, “I need a nice pick-me-up bouquet for a friend who’s been diagnosed with a spinal tumor.” They’ll get on it right away. But then call and say, “I need a nice pick-me-up bouquet for a friend who’s been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.” They’ll think it’s a prank call. Or go to your local cozy little Hallmark store and say “I’m looking for a card for a friend who’s been in bed all week with the flu.” They’ll have rows and rows of cards expressing the perfect sentiment I’m sure. But then say “Now I’m looking for a card for a friend who’s been in bed all week with post-traumatic stress disorder.” They’ll probably call security.

There’s a word for this attitude. Actually, there are two words for it. It’s fucked up.”

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~ by onetiddlyridley on March 6, 2011.

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