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  • find a big boyfriend that will beat everyone up when they laugh at you.
  • That's terrible; people are callous and mean, and I'm afraid there isn't much you can do but explain. Perhaps by making them feel bad (and they should!) you'll be helping to change the world one person at a time.
  • Ignore them. What you are like as a person and in your heart are what counts - not how you talk or look, etc. Try to always remember that. You are *much* more than how you sound.
  • My advice (if you can call it that) is that those people are not worth of your time and are immature to say the least. Only explain your condition to people who deserve it and respect you.
  • tell them what has happened to you and shame them. dont keep it a secret.
  • Ignore them. Or even tell them the truth sometimes the truth is better.
  • Do nothing. You don't have to prove yourself to anybody, least of all ignorant people like that. Love yourself for who you are. You're the best!
  • tell them shadup or i smacka yo face
  • You shouldn't do anything to them, unless you wish to explain. I wish you WOULD explain that your speech was affected as a result of a serious car accident, because then maybe those people would think twice before making fun of the NEXT person who is different. You can just tell them calmy and rationally, and hold your head up, because the childish judgments of people like that do not affect who you are as a person.
  • The Cruelty of people is unbelievable. I am sure with therapy your speech will improve somewhat, maybe not back to the way it was before, but people that make fun of you are not worth knowing anyWay and ignoring them is the quickest way to shut them up. Never let them see how hurt you are that will just encourage them to continue in their stupid cruel way. In time you will formulate the words you need to tell them that you have a reason for your problem , but they have a problem just being who they are and that can never be changed. I am so sorry you are hurt Good Luck and God bless
  • Tell them the reason and make sure others nearby hear your explanation. You have no reason to be upset over the insensitivity of others. Unless you accept your imperfection, no one else will. I and I am sure you have never met anyone without an imperfection.
  • Keep your head up my dear. People can be cruel and stare at others that they preceive to be different...YOU ARE A MIRACLE!!! Embrace that! You are a child of Gods and you are perfect! You tell those bums I am who I am because I am a miracle. SOMETIMES PEOPLE CAN NOT HANDLE DIFFERENCE ONLY BECAUSE THEY ARE IGNORANT!!! Enlighten those fools! Good luck dear...
  • tell them you do it on purpose to piss them off.
  • feel sorry for them, if they have nothing better to do than comment about how some one talks they must have a very boring life!!
  • You have a choice: 1. if they are nasty, ask "Do you understand me?" and if they say yes, then say, "Oh, good, you hear funny." (If they say no, say, "Well, then you should be talking with someone else.") 2. if they are nice, say it's a disability. You don't have to explain any further than that. They aren't entitled to your whole medical history unless you feel like telling them. If telling them details brings back bad memories or bad dreams, don't tell them.
  • Here's your answer to these people: "I almost died in a serious car accident. I'm still working on my speech. Thank you for asking." Hopefully, this will be enough to remind them to behave with good manners without being hostile yourself. I wish you all the best in your recovery. It sound like a long, hard road to travel.
  • Challenge them politely but firmly. These people have to learn. I hope your speech improves soon; I'm sure it will. The brain has amazing powers of recovery.
  • You should pity them for their ignorance.
  • Personally i feel you should let your friends explain to those people what happened, or if it is a child which will not understand all you can really do is ignore it. I feel sorry for you btw.
  • I would tell them that you were in a serious car accident. It's not that you need to explain yourself, but I think if you do, they will feel bad(and deserve to feel bad) for being rude. Maybe they will learn to have some manners and spare someone elses feelings next time. Whatever you decide, hold your head up high and be proud of who you are!!!!
  • Just tell them the truth and they'll (hopefully) understand and stop making fun of you.
  • It obviously bothers you that they make fun of you. I think you should let them know exactly what happened to you and how you are trying to overcome your injuries. My prayers go out to you and good luck.
  • I am sorry for your accident. My mother suffered a massive stroke 5 years ago and almost died. Her speech and body movements are impaired and it breaks my heart to see people stare at her when she goes out. At first it bothered her but now, god bless her, her reaction is let them stare. She says that it doesn't matter what they think. She almost died and this is her second chance and she isn't going to waste it worrying about what others think of her disability.
  • I understand your situation, I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, hydrocephalus and a seizure disorder. I'm on medication for the seizures, but I have problems from the tumor. People have stared at me, laughed at me and made comments. Don't let the low life, ignorant idiots get to you. They have some bigger problems : lack of social grace, lack of compassion, ignorant and a low IQ. Decent people don't act like that. You are a human being, not an outcast, you have a right to be respected and God loves you!
  • I have an answer. Usually people make fun of others because something about that other person makes them uncomfortable. They either dont want it to be them or they are too insecure to accept something that is different- which leads them to be really mean, proving even more insecurity. The best thing to do has already been mentioned: Ignore them. Just remember this. YOU were dealt these cards because YOU could handle it and YOU could come out on top with it. Nothing is ever thrown our way in life that is too much for us to handle. The people that make fun of how you talk were NOT put in that situation because they CAN'T dealt with it and overcome it. Life is a classroom and you are the teacher. Once you get past this, Life will hand you a new lesson (in the form of a "problem") and until you take the lesson and learn something from it, you will keep having the lesson (or "problem"). And keep this in mind: Does it really matter? The people that poke fun of you, do they really matter? Do you people that love you and care about you make fun of you? No. Those who poke fun are insecure with themselves and that's why they do it. Period. They are drawing attention to something else because they want the focus to steer away from their own insecurites or "problems". You are a stronger person. Embrace that.
  • People that make fun of you are ignorant, and small-minded. I think I have a good idea of how you feel because people have made fun of me in the past.(I'm disabled, and use a wheelchair to get around). Perhaps, if you don't like to tell people that make fun of you about your accident, because of your speech difficulties, you could write down on a piece of paper what happened to you, and keep it with you when you're out. You could then show it to them, and it'll make them feel stupid and embarrassed. I wish you lots of happiness in your future. Don't let small-minded people upset you. YOU are a LOT better than them, and they're just ignorant pigs who know nothing about the person that you are, so **** them! JamesD ;-)
  • the truth it'll make them feel like shit
  • People are cruel. My father has a stuttering problem, and has had issues with that his whole life. I feel bad that people have to go through things like this. I know first hand what it's like to have mental illnesses, and I also know first hand what it's like to be treated like shit because of them. The worst one by far, has to be OCD. People don't understand what it is to have to repeat the same thing over and over. They just don't understand. And that's a big factor. People just don't understand. If they knew what it was like to have been in your car accident, if they knew what it as like to be in the position you are, if they knew what it felt like, what it is, they would be ashamed to have treated you or anyone else the way they did. It's truly disdainful.
  • their just mean.
  • I think the. first thing you should do is forgive them. Then maybe consider who asked, and why, and answer accordingly. If it's a child (and remember, children are naturally curious about EVRYTHING), you might try ti kindly explain to them what happened, and remind them to "never judge a book by it's cover." As with anything in life, some people will be curious, some will have sympathy, some will be ignorant, some callous, and some downright petty. Don't let the actions of others affect who you are inside, though, regardless of what they perceive on the outside.
  • Tell them they smell funny but you were too polite to mention it.
  • explain to them the reason why you speak the way you do. they should feel guilty and apologise. they shouldn't be commenting about your speech though, even though people may think things like that about people, if its not positive or constructive criticism, they should keep their thoughts to themselves.
  • Just tell them you talk that way because of brain damage from a car accident. Odds are once they find that out they will be the ones feeling terrible.
  • respond: it is a miracle I can talk at all, but thank you for telling me that the miracle didn't meet your standards.
  • Look them in the eye and smile your biggest, best smile. They will know that they are wrong and, hopefully, think twice before behaving like that in the future. I'm sorry that people are so thoughtless and cruel. Hang in there!!
  • laugh to yourself because you know what really happened aand at the end of the day they are the smaller person,f**k the world the people who don't judge you or make fun of you are better people, i have to say it's more like a gift being different, because who really get to see who the ass****s are when others don't and as a result your friends are the elite!
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  • I have worked with people with all kinds of disabilites over the years. I have found that often if someone doesn't actually ask, they are wondering silently what makes you who you are. Unfortunely, some people are simply rude. Those you ignore & consider the source. Others are not wanting to hurt your feelings but understand. Sometimes those people just don't know what the limitations of what is offensive and what is kind inquiry. The more confidence you have in your current self will directly impact how comfortable you will feel with other's questions. That will take time and I pray that you reach that point.
  • They're losers. Tell them that the reason you "talk funny" is that you were in a serious car accident, sustained head injuries and almost died. I guarantee you they will feel twice as bad as they tried to make you feel.
  • The human race is by far the most cruel. A wise person once told me that when someone asks you a question you don't really want to answer or makes you uncomfortable as them "why do you want to know?" God Bless
  • Ignore them, if they don't like it then tough bananas! :P
  • Some people are so stupid and rude. They don't sound as though they deserve your energy at all. Hand them your card and walk away.
  • Tell them that you have a drinking problem, then poke them in the eye....HARD
  • Try not to let stupid people have any control what so ever of how you feel about yourself. When morons act that way, just feel sorry for them they they are so ignorant and that they don't have the heart and intellegence that you do. Roll your eyes and just laugh at them.
  • I know you may want to, but I don't think you should do anything to them. I think karma is sometimes excruciatingly slow, but sure enough, it'll get to them. It's hard to believe that people who can be so cruel have the same inner-makings of people such as Dr.Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and anyone else with such kind hearts. But we're only human and we make mistakes. Luckily, having the title "human", is our saving grace.
  • sorry brozef, but I'll tell you point blank. I would make fun of you too.
  • seriously lady, people make fun of fat people and they didnt even have to go through car accidents to become fat. just be thankful for what you have
  • maybe you should tell them the truth, they might not have realized something happened to you
  • Tell them about your car accident. Your voice is ruined. I don't see why you would want to make the situation worse.
  • How sad that people are so stupid and ignorant!! have you ever thought of going to a speech therapist? have no idea what they charge but maybe you could work out a payment plan........check with your city's social services to start with; they could then refer to you the right places to start checking into!!! good luck.. and ignore the stupid bastards!!!!!!!

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