Monday, 23 August 2010

Good moments.

I work in a shop (a newsagent, a general store type of place). I spend all my time working behind the tills. 2 kids came into the shop today, I'm guessing they were about 13 or 14 years old? As they queued up behind the woman I was serving, I overheard one of them saying "you can't have chocolate because you have diabetes...di-di-di-di-abetes..." and generally taunting his friend. It wasn't meant in a malicious manner, that was obvious, but still - I was like woah hold on there a minute!

So when I served them (just out of interest, they bought 2 Ribenas: 1 normal, 1 sugar free) I said to the kid who had been teasing the other guy "I'm diabetic, and I eat plenty of chocolate!"

Two things happened here:

1) said kid starting going "I'm so sorry! I didn't mean it! Sorrrrrrry!" - to which I told him it didn't bother me

2) the other kid looked up at me and said "that's just made my day."

Kind of felt like one diabetic sticking up for another, you know?


Northerner said...

That's so cool Shiv! The kid was probably smiling all the way home!

Scully said...

Eh, we gotta look out for eachother y'know! Its like he was being robbed (of his chocolate) and Superwoman Shiv came in and saved the day. LOVE IT!

Emma said...


Big Swifty said...

I'm ALWAYS listening for comments, so I can speak up for the cause. We're "diabetics with attitude" (although I don't actually have it myself...)

Anonymous said...

You're such a massive gay :)

Bernard said...

Thanks Siobhan for all those who need someone to speak up for them.