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Things people tell you are true, but you arent so sure..

Old Nov 18th 2010, 9:30 am
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Default Things people tell you are true, but you arent so sure..

A girl I work with says she has a friend, who has a down syndrome son

Apparently, he is in his 20's and is/was not considered a risk and so could be left alone for limited periods of time

The story goes, the other day, the Mum went shopping leaving the aforementioned son home alone...30mins into her trip to Tesco, he phones his Mum and said that he'd captured an Oooompalumpa !.

His Mum rushed home to find out what the call was about, only to find that a Dwarf had been locked in a cupboard under their stairs.

Her neighbour said that the boy rushed out of the house as the dwarf walked past, dragged him into the house, and locked him under the stairs.

The poor dwarf may well be scarred for life

Im not having it...that cant be true !

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Old Nov 18th 2010, 9:40 am
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na, not believing that one.

But then again...you couldnt make it up!!
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Old Nov 18th 2010, 10:36 am
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I don't believe it, but it does make a good story.

I'm loving being back in Australia where the special needs kids are in mainstream schooling and are in class with every other kid. The two little Downs girls (one used to be in my sons class years ago) just make my day with their warm smiles and joyous greetings whenever I walk past them.
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I actually though that was the beginning of a joke!

I had a couple come in work the other day, with one of the happiest, well behaved local kids I've ever seen. She appeared to be Downs as well, and in a strange sort of way, she made my day. Her parents were great with her, and all she wanted to do was just laugh. Just what I needed after a day here.
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I actually though that was the beginning of a joke!

I had a couple come in work the other day, with one of the happiest, well behaved local kids I've ever seen. She appeared to be Downs as well, and in a strange sort of way, she made my day. Her parents were great with her, and all she wanted to do was just laugh. Just what I needed after a day here.
A couple I am good friends with back home have a down syndrome son, and he is the sweetest kid, full of fun and laughter...........

Its dwarves that I have an issue with....little magical people, my arse !
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Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
A couple I am good friends with back home have a down syndrome son, and he is the sweetest kid, full of fun and laughter...........

Its dwarves that I have an issue with....little magical people, my arse !
the are handy for panto though
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I once was told a mermaid had been found inside a great white shark- and I don't have downs! Just blonde and gullible (ok and stupid)!

And dwarves freak me out! I know, I know not my most PC post ever!
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A girl I work with says she has a friend, who has a down syndrome son

Apparently, he is in his 20's and is/was not considered a risk and so could be left alone for limited periods of time

The story goes, the other day, the Mum went shopping leaving the aforementioned son home alone...30mins into her trip to Tesco, he phones his Mum and said that he'd captured an Oooompalumpa !.

His Mum rushed home to find out what the call was about, only to find that a Dwarf had been locked in a cupboard under their stairs.

Her neighbour said that the boy rushed out of the house as the dwarf walked past, dragged him into the house, and locked him under the stairs.

The poor dwarf may well be scarred for life

Im not having it...that cant be true !
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Originally Posted by Art Shliester View Post
And while were at it, there is no such thing as "downs syndrome' anymore. It's 'developmentally disabled" or "mentally challenged." My brother has a developmentally disabled (it was his wifes fault, there's no bad blood in our family) child so i'd appreciate it if everybody spoke in those terms from now on.

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You're obviously trolling and there are people on this board who have children of their own and family members with Downs Syndrome so I think you should stop going down this line. If you really did have a niece or nephew with Downs, you would know that it is a Chromosomal disorder rather than a genetic disorder and is not inherited.
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its good for your skin

is one I have been telling lately
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I've a story I tell of a spooky incident on board a ship in the Bermuda Triangle.It was true but people often think I'm having them on.
Guess it's all to do with the subject matter.
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@ weasal - have we met? lol
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ukecadet- perhaps you could share the story with us?
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Things people tell you are true, but you aren't so sure..

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