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Not Feeling Cranky, But...

It was bound to happen eventually. I'm sitting in the nearby park, VERY OBVIOUSLY drawing in a sketchbook, sitting on a bit of obviously-for-sitting-on fabric, bottle of water and bag o' stuff to one side.

"Do you need help?"

"No thanks!".

"Are you sure??"

"Yes - I'm drawing - see?" (I hold up pen and book and point to tree).

"You can get up?"

"No I fucking can't. I came here to commit suicide by dying of exposure while drawing a palm tree." (I didn't really say that. I assured her I could get up, again indicated that I was fine and shooed her away in the politest way I could that didn't involve actually venom or spit. She was surprisingly reluctant to FUCK OFF.)

Dear world, "No" is a complete sentence. "No thanks," is a complete sentence with bonus courtesy for which you should be grateful.

Even when it comes from someone sitting in or next to a mobility scooter.



(I'm going to have to get used to this, aren't I?)

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woolly_socks
Jan. 28th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Wow. o_O

When people offer help in that sort of way (i.e. not really listening to or respecting your words coming out of your face) I can't help but think that it's about them. That they're making it about them, I mean, and what a lovely helpful person they like to think of themselves as.
rickybuchanan
Jan. 28th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
Totally :(
dragonsally
Jan. 28th, 2013 10:00 am (UTC)
It is perplexing.
gillpolack
Jan. 28th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
A part of me wishes you had used the obviously daft answer, simply because the nice person needed to see it was obviously daft and besides, it was funny.

I am so giving the chief protagonist in my next novel mobility problems. I just need to decide if she saves the universe or merely a valley.
pondhopper
Jan. 28th, 2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
I can't even figure out why she asked in the first place. You were not in distress, you were sketching. What made her think you were in any sort of trouble?
And then to not want to leave you alone?

ARGH



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