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I've just been a complete twat...

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AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Fri 03-Aug-18 13:20:21

I think, anyway! Not sure now! So I'll put it to the MN jury...and I'll happily apologize, because I have the ability to own my shit.

Chatting to a friend about going out tonight (after the week I've had, I bloody deserve it!)

She started on a massive stretch about me claiming PIP to "piss it up the wall", I obviously need the disposible income, etc, etc. It was really bitchy!

She's made catty comments in the past, but tbh I thought that was down to me- I have a weird sense of humor, and take the piss out of myself all the time. But never like this.

She said that, if I was independant enough to go out alone (I'll be meeting a friend, but eill be making my own way) I shouldn't be claiming Personal INDEPENDANCE Payment, and that "I'm what's wrong with the government atm!

I sent her a REALLY sarky text in reply, but it's made me doubt myself!

I need to calm down...

crocsaretoocoolforschool Fri 03-Aug-18 13:21:28

If you get pip you must need it -tell her to pipe down

HollowTalk Fri 03-Aug-18 13:23:33

She is not a friend. Does she really think you have to stay in the house all day every day?

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Fri 03-Aug-18 13:23:41

Oh- and I'm aware that it all came out in a jumble. I'm riled up. Anything I can say to unravel it, just ask, please?

Loopytiles Fri 03-Aug-18 13:25:07

YANBU. Your “friend” was the twat.

Purplepjs Fri 03-Aug-18 13:25:14

Good grief! Poor you. Your friend has not understood the complexities of your disability and how it affects your life and was especially rude to have said what she did. No one gets awarded PIP without thoroughly deserving it/needing it. Rise above her comments and enjoy your night out. You are not in the wrong at all but it is extremely difficult, in my experience, for people to fully understand what life with a disability is like and why you might need help in a financial form.

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Fri 03-Aug-18 13:26:04

Hollow she doesn't seem to grasp that it's not hard to get out of a cab, head to where the noise is coming from on an otherwise deserted country lane, and- well, stand there looking stupid until my friend calls me over, but them's the breaks! 😁

YouTheCat Fri 03-Aug-18 13:26:42

If she had any idea of the hoops you have to jump through, the stress it causes just filling in the bastard forms, and what you have to live with regarding your health, then she wouldn't say these things. She is not a friend. She's a massive twat.

Just because you claim PIP doesn't mean you can never go out for the evening.

Sunnysidegold Fri 03-Aug-18 13:27:06

I hate the idea that anyone in receipt of a benefit must live on value beans and find all their clothes in skips and never ever ever have fun. She was the dick not you.

TheStoic Fri 03-Aug-18 13:28:08

Obviously we’re going to need to know what your sarky text was. grin

CardsforKittens Fri 03-Aug-18 13:30:29

Your 'friend' is the twat here.
What was your reply so I can borrow it ?

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Fri 03-Aug-18 13:30:47

Thank you. For full disclosure, the twatty text (in response to "I'd pretend to be disabled for your income", I shit you not) was:

"Ok...I will give you a month of my "income" if you:

-wear a blindfold
-trip over everything-EVERYTHING- and end up in A and E at least once a month

-Have ... (her partner) go over EVERYTHING you wear, just to check for holes/stains

-Spin you around, then tell you to find your way to x, y, and z without giving you a map. Or eyes."

I'm apparantly an attention seeking fucker now...

Foslady Fri 03-Aug-18 13:31:39

I think even texting back ‘fuck you’ would have been restrained after what she said!

AintNobodyHereButUsChickens Fri 03-Aug-18 13:32:01

Struggling to see where you were the twat in all this confused

TheStoic Fri 03-Aug-18 13:32:27

Yeah it’s not you. It’s her.

She sounds miserable. Is her life a bit shit?

AintNobodyHereButUsChickens Fri 03-Aug-18 13:33:40

Okay having seen your text, she was definitely the twat, you were very restrained.

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Fri 03-Aug-18 13:34:08

I'm anything but "attention seeking"...I take the piss out of myself all the time, (Cilla Black got the idea for Blind Date from my love life, y'know) and I'd rather struggle than ask for help, just be ause I've always done it! The fact that I've always done things through smell, hearing, touch- ie, NOT using the "tools" which eyeful people use, is the reason I got the PIP iyswim?

witchofzog Fri 03-Aug-18 13:34:22

I would tell her to fuck off and never contact me again. How fucking dare she? She is NOT a friend and she actually sounds jealous you get pip. Wtf?? shockangry

YouTheCat Fri 03-Aug-18 13:35:00

So you're partially sighted or blind and she thinks you should just be able to go to work and not have any payments to help you with your day to day life?

Fucking hell, OP, is your 'friend' Katie Hopkins?

Gorrillagirlfanclub Fri 03-Aug-18 13:36:15

It's so hard to get pip so I very much doubt you'd be getting it if you were not entitled.
Friends don't say things like that I think your reply was totally reasonable.

DeathByMascara Fri 03-Aug-18 13:37:36

She’s the twat, not you!

Notevilstepmother Fri 03-Aug-18 13:37:37

She isn’t nice is she!

Ffs why are you getting a taxi and not a bus, oh yeah...
Maybe you could drive yourself there, oh wait...

Some people are clueless.

However I now have the theme tune to blind date stuck in my head, and for that alone you are unreasonable grin

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Fri 03-Aug-18 13:38:04

See, I CAN be a cunt. I'm aware of it. The best example (the one DH delights in telling everyone, to my shame) was the midwife who tried to tell me I wasn't trying hard enough to bf dd, 24 hours after she was born. (Emcs, GA, and my brain was leaking from my spine apparantly, so I wasn't exactly feeling shit-hot at that moment). She said "I had a c section too, and I've breastfed both of mine". I'm ashamed to say "were they twins? Because no one would have fucked you twice". This is why I'm wondering whether the above text was more horrible than I meant it to be?

Mishappening Fri 03-Aug-18 13:38:11

Ah - if you have any sort of disability there is a law that you are never allowed to enjoy yourself - did you not know that?!

Who is this so-called friend? Ditch her!

astoundedgoat Fri 03-Aug-18 13:38:25

I guess she just told you that she is not your friend. What a horrible bitch. Is PIP only supposed to cover sackcloth and ashes, then?

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