Hire The Handicapped?May 22, 2009
By W R Jones
Ok, I’m in favor of hiring the handicapped when they can do the job with the same efficiency as a non handicapped person. There are thousands of such opportunities. But, but, for Christ’s sake, put them in appropriate positions.
The other day I went to WalMart to get a set of keys made. The greeter welcomed me. I stopped to asked where I might get a key made. He had one eye looking in one direction and the other eye independently surveying the ceiling I guess. Neither eye looked at me and his head bobbed on his shoulders like a Chevy dashboard doggie. When I asked where I could get a key made the fun began. He had a stammer and a stutter. Using both these tools, “It’s, it’s, it’s, it’s, it’s, ……ov, ov, ov, ov,…..over th, th,th,th,th,…,there. He indicated the location with a arm so spastic it pointed at the entire floor, ceiling, parking lot, and store. Uh, ok, thanks.
I wandered the store until I found where the keys are made. Now they have an obese moron running this department. He is with a customer and his entire wit is absorbed by typing into a handheld device with a stylus. What the hell. He is standing next to two computers with full sized keyboards. Can’t he enter the order there?
The biggest handicap of all is the lack of common sense that pervades the entire world. It may be time to cull the population of the entire earth.