I took him with me to a grocery store one day because it was his favorite thing to do. We go up to pay and the cashier says, "What a cute retarded boy!"
I was so shocked and taken aback that I couldn't even respond for a few seconds. Then I had to restrain myself from punching the stupid girl. I almost started screaming at her but I was so upset I started to cry a little. But I didn't need to yell at her myself. The man waiting behind me in line started yelling at her for her crass remark while I had a chance to regain my composure.
Needless to say the girl was fired and I never felt the least bit bad about it. What is it in this world that makes people think those kinds of comments are okay? I had had some people remark about how they loved to work with Down Syndrome kids but that was the only time I'd ever heard someone call him retarded.