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March 18, 2013

Gorilla stompin’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lisa @ 2:33 pm

GorillaHope this isn’t too much information, but I think it needs some background and is pretty amusing. My in-laws are crazy, they’re from a 3rd world country and are very… Crazy. I went with my husband for a family powwow so he could attempt to reason with them not to send his 17 year old, pregnant niece back to an abusive man who they arranged marriage for last year when she was barely 17. We took the wheelchair, which we normally take when going out. I’ve never really had to use it on carpet. We also have a  portable ramp at home so I’ve never had to negotiate 4 inch steps,

To make a long story short, after my sitting quietly for a couple of hours, (where they also accused my husband of not being a man because he was pushing a wheelchair) they started talking about the niece just needing “an adjustment period”.  My brain exploded, I yelled (I’m usually extremely quiet), “You people are all f’ing lunatics” and then attempted to roll out the door on really, really thick carpet (which was covered in a rug) using my “good” leg to scoot out of the room, I VERY slowly rolled past all of them and when I got to my husband  (after taking 10 minutes to go about 4 feet) said “give me my keys” (mind you I’m two weeks post-op and can’t drive). I kept  ”rolling” and finally got to the front door and realized I couldn’t roll down the 4″ step without risking falling out. At that point my husband and his father came running over, lifted the chair for me to get down where I continued rolling to the locked car and sat and waited.

My husband now refers to this as the “gorilla stomping episode” .


  1. You GO Babe!! :-)

    Comment by normofthenorth — March 18, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

  2. Hardcore! :) Good for you for standing up (not literally) for something you believe is important.

    Comment by kkirk — March 18, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

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