Monday, January 26, 2015

Nosey Neighbor

A recent post to a well know column has me thinking......"what is wrong with our society"

You have a person sitting in a cubicle across from a diabetic, watching them check their blood sugar and watching them give injections of insulin. I would assume a normal person would look out of curiosity, wondering why they have to do those things, perhaps you would even ask so that you could gain some knowledge about your co-worker and their struggles. (at least that is what I would do)

I guess those are the days of the past. Since Joseph's diagnosis 2 years ago I have learned that in today's times people are more inclined to complain about the co-worker making THEM feel uncomfortable because they can see the person conducting medically necessary actions and they don't want to see it. As if the person sitting across from you stabbing themselves with needles to draw blood and inject life saving insulin enjoys the task and is purposely doing it out of spite.

What kind of people are we becoming? What happened to compassion and understanding? What happened to getting to know our co-workers and neighbors?

I feel like as a society we are becoming cold, judgmental, awful people. A person watching another person fighting for their life and putting their health as a priority only feels the selfish desire to make it go away because they don't want to see those things.
Disease exists and it isn't pretty! Rather than writing to a popular columnist with your selfish, outrageous complaint....why don't you try getting to know that co-worker and their story. Why don't you DONATE to a cure for your co-worker so that they no longer have to use needles to stay alive.

People with medical needs don't owe you anything. They are doing what they have to do to stay alive and they certainly shouldn't have to put your comfort as a priority above their own health. If you don't like what you are seeing and you can't find it in your heart to be grateful and thankful that you nor your child have to use those methods to stay alive, then I suggest you don't look and just worry about doing your job and being an awful person.

If you would like to view the Dear Abby post you can use this link Nosey Neighbor I have graciously renamed it to a more appropriate title ;)

-until next time

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! This person both Abby and nosey neighbor sound very ignorant. Stop staring then!