All posts tagged Stupid


Published August 9, 2019 by helentastic67


Today, my carer told me the most ridiculous thing in the world, I have possible ever heard. This particular carer who will be reading this when it goes live (Yes, I’m talking about you).

A young lady (it’s a loose term, but let’s go with it) cut her hand off to avoid having a job and work. I flicked a demanding look at this carer and gave her a “What the fuck” there’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

Apparently, the parents took her to hospital and they were able to re-attach it and with rehab she can use that hand.

I then suggested she could have cut off some fingers (not her whole hand) or some toes and she might qualify for a Disability and get a free pass from work. My carer and I laughed at this suggestion.

I then finished with, if she was one-handed, she would work, everyday for her God-Damned Life.

I’m sure that is enough to make on this point and for my older more mature followers who are still (I hope) reading at this point completely get that the real lesson here is how society is going to hell in a hand basket, if the younger generation think they need to avoid working by doing something so drastic.

Being the age, I am and despite having a brain injury, all of my life I have a good work history. Ok, ‘good’ might be exaggerating it a little, but I don’t know how to sit still and not contribute to the world somehow.


Happy Stupid Millennials

Published June 7, 2019 by helentastic67

Happy Stupid Millennial’s

Today, I was down in Collingwood where I rarely go these days and after I saw something that rather pissed me off. I got to do something that made me happy, then very quickly grumpy.

Firstly, I saw a young Millennial take a bite of something out of a paper bag, crumble up the bag and throw it behind her into the gutter.

To be perfectly clear, I would have handled this scenario the same way twenty years ago, or even fifteen years ago before my disability. This shit is like a red flag to a bull, to me. I motioned to her to stop. I told her to go back and pick it up and that there would be a bin around her somewhere and go put it in the bin. This makes me happy to growl at the ‘younger people’.

Then she completely ignored me, walked past me back into the shop she likely got it from, to get something else, that she didn’t do as I suggested, pissed me off even more.



Published December 17, 2018 by helentastic67



Now, it might surprise you to know that I get asked a lot of stupid questions. I’m generally pretty good at dealing with the ‘stupid’. At times I disappoint myself, I’ve not been able to shut down the ‘stupid’ with my first answer, so when the ‘stupid’ continues if in public, others will usually witness my frustration before the ‘stupid’ person does.

Stupid questions

Fifteen years ago, when I was working and asked stupid questions when on the phone, I would bang my phone on the surface of my desk several time. Next time it happens to you, try it.

Smile to your face

It really can bring a smile to your face.

If the person on the other end of the phone asks what that was for, you can just respond with “That was a stupid question.”

Thats a stupid question

I digress, I wear a badge on my cuff and collar from Vision Australia that CLEARLY STATES.

Low Vision Badge


And this is the state of the ‘stupid’

A guy on the tram today, presumed it meant I worked there. Which I’ve found is common because people are idiots and don’t read.


I always respond to this misassumption that they should read the badge. This doesn’t mean they bother to read it then, but still, this guys level of ‘stupid’ was next level. He wore glasses, but that’s not really relevant to his question. I imagine he is unaware of what Vision Australia actually does.

You don’t go there for eye tests or diagnosis. The health of my eyes is perfect. However, it’s what’s going on in my brain with my AVM that has permanently affected my vision loss and it’s not coming back.

Low Vision not good

Now you might think the ‘stupid’ is over, but no. He must work in the call centre (no offense to anyone that does) because he then asked;

“If Vision Australia could change just one thing, what would it be?”

Now, that is stupid isn’t it? I told him I wasn’t going to answer it.

Stupid is as stupid does


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