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    (Original post by Bad Faith)
    But why do they? I'm curious.
    because they want to look cool. sunglasses bring out that jazzy gangster look.
    and with disabled people, they wear shoes because they want their feet to look awesome
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Lol calm down. It's similar in stupidity.
    has james recently found his funny side? I'm becoming rather impressed
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    has james recently found his funny side? I'm becoming rather impressed
    the banter comes out on a saturday night when I'm not doing mechanics
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    Only around 1/3 of wheelchair users are unable to walk at all.

    Edit: and even those who can't walk are likely to place their feet on the floor when transferring in and out of their chair.
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    (Original post by Bad Faith)
    It's not like they need them...
    it not only people who can't walk who have wheelchairs
    i have used one when i broke my foot in 3 places (it was a rental)
    and some people can walk short distances (lester crest is an easy example)
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Critical thinking is not your strong point, is it? Have you never had someone drop something on your foot in the street or school or the office? Do you not think it possible that the wheel chair may be pushed into an obstruction, or struck by a closing door?
    I asked a question and now instead of giving me decent reply you resort to belittling me, good job.
    True that could happen, but just think about it, someone who walks is more likely to hurt their feet as they move them around a lot more. If you think about someone sitting on a wheelchair is less likely to hurt their feet, still happens though I agree. Plus shoes can only protect you so much, they wont help you if your foot gets run over crushed by a heavy object.

    (Original post by jamestg)
    Lol calm down. It's similar in stupidity.
    I am calm. Of course you cannot admit that you're statement was on the hyperbolic side of things.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    the banter comes out on a saturday night when I'm not doing mechanics
    humour and mechanics? you truly amaze me
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Only around 1/3 of wheelchair users are unable to walk at all.
    I think this is the first informative answer in this thread
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    (Original post by Bad Faith)
    I am calm. Of course you cannot admit that you're statement was on the hyperbolic side of things.
    I don't need to admit it, because it's fairly obvious.
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    There are plenty of reasons, and a disabled person should not have to justify themselves. Is it wrong to wear shoes just to be the same as society? We really have no need for jewellery, such as necklaces, yet we wear them. Something does not have to have a purpose to be worth wearing.

    Blind people need sunglasses for a mixture of reasons - to protect their eyes from sunlight as they might not be aware they are causing themselves damage, to signify they are blind, to cover their eyes for people who are uncomfortable or perhaps to stop ignorant people from being rude.

    Seems like theres a bit of ignorance and distaste here!
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    because they want to look cool. sunglasses bring out that jazzy gangster look.and with disabled people, they wear shoes because they want their feet to look awesome
    Ah fair point.
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    Only around 1/3 of wheelchair users are unable to walk at all.
    Oh I didn't know that, thanks for being useful. (Can't say the same for a few others).
    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    it not only people who can't walk who have wheelchairsi have used one when i broke my foot in 3 places (it was a rental)
    and some people can walk short distances (lester crest is an easy example)
    Oh okay, I guess I just assumed that people who use wheelchairs are paralysed (waist down).
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    humour and mechanics? you truly amaze me
    Just wait until Y12 when you deliriously cry after spending about 2 minutes putting something into the calculator and mu comes up greater than 1 or there's a syntax error. Or even worse, when you enter everything in and knock the clear button.
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    (Original post by Han-)
    There are plenty of reasons, and a disabled person should not have to justify themselves. Is it wrong to wear shoes just to be the same as society? We really have no need for jewellery, such as necklaces, yet we wear them. Something does not have to have a purpose to be worth wearing.

    Blind people need sunglasses for a mixture of reasons - to protect their eyes from sunlight as they might not be aware they are causing themselves damage, to signify they are blind, to cover their eyes for people who are uncomfortable or perhaps to stop ignorant people from being rude.

    Seems like theres a bit of ignorance and distaste here!
    I wasn't asking for a justification, I was just curious. Why must everyone think I was doing it to be rude? Anyways, thanks for the answer.
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    (Original post by Bad Faith)
    I wasn't asking for a justification, I was just curious. Why must everyone think I was doing it to be rude? Anyways, thanks for the answer.
    Not necessarily aiming that you/ saying you were looking for justification, or that you were being rude - just wanted to put it from a disabled pov.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Just wait until Y12 when you deliriously cry after spending about 2 minutes putting something into the calculator and mu comes up greater than 1 or there's a syntax error. Or even worse, when you enter everything in and knock the clear button.
    I can't wait to do maths,further maths,physics, and chemistry at A-level; I like to kill off my brain.
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    When my partner goes through airport security they check the soles of his shoes for excessive wear as a way to double check that he's a regular wheelchair user (given that he's allowed to bring a substantial gel cushion and detachable parts of the chair onto the plane - all of which could (and have) been used in the past by drug traffickers).
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    If you look closely you'll see that most of the shoes are crudely drawn on with markers.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Protection from the cold (they do have feeling in their feet), protection from injury when things fall on or knock against their feet, and for aesthetic reasons. There, that didn't take much thinking through, did it?
    Was there a need to be condescending and rude
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    I can't wait to do maths,further maths,physics, and chemistry at A-level; I like to kill off my brain.
    Good luck! Just make sure you don't ease yourself into sixth form and form good habits from day one. You'll love yourself when it gets to this point.

    Honestly though, work your arse off. I can confidently say the amount of work I have put in since September is roughly equivalent to the two years of GCSEs and it isn't even exam season yet!
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    (Original post by difeo)
    Was there a need to be condescending and rude
    Was there a need to spam the thread with a pointless question?
 
 
 
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