I don’t understand the concept of being mean.
We only rent our time here on earth and you are going to spend it being a jerk??
You can be bitter. You can be angry. You can be depressed. You can be all these things. But there is simply no excuse in this world to be mean to another human being.
Yet we see it all the time. We see it on the news. We see it in our government. And we see it in our community.
And when the recipient of this meanness is directed toward a young person, from her so-called friends and her idiot parents, it makes it that much worse.
Which leads us to today’s Dear Gluten Dude. This poor girl has celiac disease and is getting sh*t from all sides.
I’ve reached out to her directly, but I think she would love to hear some words of support from her fellow celiac community.
Here is her email. Any support you can offer her would be much appreciated.
Dear Gluten Dude,
Where do I even start??
I think I’ve forgotten how to talk cuz all my friends ditched me after I was diagnosed with celiac cuz I went “crazy”. No I take that back. I have 2 friends…..2 whole friends. Can you believe it????
I’ve had adults tell me to shut up and be quiet for the remainder of an 18 hour drive on a youth trip when I was feeling the effects of a glutening and asked to stop to use the bathroom.
I’ve had my peers threaten to put gluten in my food when I fell asleep at sleepovers.
I’ve had teens laugh at me when I ask what brand of soda they use at a restaurant and then when I proceed to eat my food I’ve brought with me. I’m just plain SICK of this diet and of PEOPLE! Ugh.
And right now I’m writing this cuz I have nothing better to do.
Ya know why?
I finally got home a couple hours ago after working my 50 hour week and doing all my volunteering. And there’s no dinner for me. My family had gotten food out and I asked them why they didn’t get me anything. They told me to chill out. I started crying and they yelled at me to go upstairs and go to bed.
I spent the last hour crying my eyes out and feeling completely alone.
Is there anyone who can give me a few kind words or words of comfort?? Thanks.
Life is just seeming overwhelmingly difficult :(