My fellow humans disappoint me. Apparently some people think the mentally retarded people should be locked away somewhere and they should never see the light of day. And the people who aid them out in the public are evil.
I started to work as a personal assistant to a mentally retarded elder man at the beginning of Jyly. Now let me tell you, my boss, this mentally retarded man, is a delighful fellow. I love working with him, though he can be a bit stubborn sometimes. My job is simple; I go out with him. Yes, that's what I get paid for. I go and I take him out for a walk, trip to the library, or to go buy some candy or ice cream or a cup of tea (we even went to theatre, it was really fun). And in the meanwhile I steer him away from epople who have a problem with him. And there have been more than I though of those people.
He's a very social man, he likes to talk to people. Women, mostly. However all he asks is her name, the name of her husband and asks her to say hello to her man for him. That's it. there's nothing perverted about it. Sure it's a bit strange but there's really no harm to it, is there? And honestly, he's so delighted if people speak to him. Even just a few words make him happy.
But the people who act like he's the living manifest of the plague disappoint me. People who look at him with disgust even when he hasn't even talked to them. I don't see why people would react that way at this day and age. He's a human being just like the rest of us.
And I've gotten criticism too, for doing what I do. Apparently I'm an evil fuck for "taking money from a retard". Well, people get paid to do their job yes? This is my job, I do it to the best of my ability and I get paid for it just like everyone else. And I like what I do, I like helping him, I like seeing him so delighted when I come and he knows we will go somewhere together. I fucking take pride on my work. If I wasn't here to do this, he'd be sitting inside alone all day every day. Would that be better?
Me and my boss should be locked away forever.