! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

A group of 15 soliders that were injured in Afghanistan and Iraq have been verbally abused by a group of women at a swimming pool they were using as part of their rehabilitation.

The soliders, some of which have amputated limbs or severe burns, visit a council leisure centre at Leatherhead in Surrey once a week for physiotherapy.¬† Earlier this month, some swimmers decided to verbally abuse the soldiers and one woman in her 30’s screamed and shouted at them that they shouldn’t be there because they don’t pay and that they would scare children because of their injuries.

What is the world coming to?

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  1. Karl (40 comments) says:

    Stupid people. I used to be seriously concious of my scarring, especially in swimming pools..

    FFS..Sometimes, I think humanity really deserves a catastrophe, you know? After all..what use is some of it?

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Ridiculous isn’t it? #2 son has a big scar down his chest from a heart operation and one on his stomach form a stomach operation. I’ve got them down the front of my legs. If people are offended or scared by a scar then they’ve got a real problem.

  3. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I am pretty scarred too but I look like trouble, so people are quiet when I go swimming but i know what you mean, usually it is kids who point.

    I guess this shows the double standards of PCness, that disabled\whatever people can be openly mocked for their disabilities but because they are white soldiers and part of the establishment, it is allowed.

    I’m afraid it is not good enough for our veterans

  4. David B. Wildgoose (25 comments) says:

    The Lifeguard on duty should have ordered the women out of the pool – and preferably the pool manager should have banned them. More to the point, why didn’t other members of the public object to the women’s actions?

    And just for the record, my son was born with “severe talopes” (club feet) and had to be operated on in order to be able to walk. He’s not physically perfect either, but he’s a much better human being than these women will ever be.

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