Top 10 Things Not to Say to Someone in a Wheelchair Plus the Best Responses From Wheelchair Users

We had such a great response to The Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Things You Do Not Say to Someone in a Wheelchair,” we decided to come up with our own top 10 and, for a twist, 10 witty responses. Enjoy!

1. You’re an inspiration!
Response: “You’re easily inspired.”

4. I broke my leg. I know exactly what it feels like to be in a wheelchair.
Response: “The bowel program is the worst, right?”

6. Do you race in your chair?You’re going too fast.
Response: “I was trying to get away from you.”

7. There’s a special place in heaven for you.
Response: “Doubt it if there’s a stairway to get there.”

8. Since you’re in a wheelchair, you can’t have sex, right?
Response: “Well, not with you.”

10. You seem very happy!
Response: “I saved a bundle on my car insurance!”
— Shepherd Center, www.shepherd.org/news/releases/2013/12/top-10-things-not-to-say-to-someone-in-a