Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Why I consider 'Stupid' a curse word




Recently on Facebook I came across the following post:

" Must read.... I borrowed this from a friends post..

 One

Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets.

I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the

teenager at the counter.

'You don't?' I replied.

'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.

'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?'

'That's right.'

So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

(Unbelievable but sadly true...)

(Must have been the same one I asked for sweetener,

and she said they didn't have any, only Splenda and sugar.)

 

TWO

I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed.

After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the

'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it.

Not finding the bar code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'

I said to her 'I've changed my mind; I don't think I'll buy that today.'

She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left.

She had no clue to what had just happened.

 

( But the lady behind me had a big smirk on her face as I left)

 

THREE

A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly.

When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM 'thingy.'

 

(Keep shuddering!!)

 

FOUR

I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. 'Do you need some help?' I asked. She replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?'

'Hmmm, I don't know. Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked.

'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered,

handing it and the car keys to me. As I

took the key and manually unlocked the door, I

replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and

check about the batteries. It's a long walk....'

 

PLEASE just lay down before you hurt yourself !!!

 

FIVE

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?' 'Just use paper from the photocopier', the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five 'blank' copies.

Brunette, by the way!!

 

SIX

A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid had eaten ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and he should be fine, the mother says, 'I just gave him some ant killer......'

Dispatcher: 'Rush him in to emergency right away'

 

Life is tough. It's even tougher if you're Stupid!!!!

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.

Don't laugh....it is all true..."
 
What is it about our need to put people down so that they feel less than the human being they are. When reading this I see no grace in people having a bad day or worse that I see this as a judgment on people for not being perfect. To call someone stupid is a classic example of arrogant pride.

Now you are probably saying, "Adele, it's just a post and these stories may not even be true." You are correct in that these stories may not be true but the intent is very clear, the writer's goal is for you to laugh at the women being depicted in these stories because they are seemingly not using their brain to their full capacity.

When have you lost something and it was right in front of you the whole time? When have you been unable to think mathematically? When have you had a cognitive interruption?

We all have these moments but it doesn't give someone the right to make fun of us and belittle us. Jesus said in Matthew that even to think of something evil was to have already sinned. We are all created in the image of God and if we call someone 'stupid' then we have called God stupid.

It always saddens me when I see post like this on Facebook come from friends that are professed Christians. Christians are called to love our neighbor and when we call them 'stupid' or another demeaning name we have failed to love our neighbor. My prayer is that we can see each person as a creation of God and extend grace to one another.