I live in a big city with a large transit system.
one day at a train stop I sat down in a empty spot on a bench next to a guy. He was shocked that I did so, and told me he was appalled by my rudeness. I finally realized that he was upset at me because he thought that his imaginary friend was sitting in that seat already. Pointing at thin air insisting that I forced his friend to jump up when I forced him out of the way!
I told him this "OK, I'm just going to tell you the truth- sir, I mean no disrespect, but you need to go see a doctor for either a neurological or psychological evaluation. Because your friend does not exist."
he looked confused and asked me if I was blind because he was 'standing right there, and getting very upset that I was saying he didn't exist'
put out my keys and told him to tell his friend to hold my keys.
he said that his friend didn't want to.
I told him that I was sorry to hurt him, cont
Asked by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Health
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I agree it's best not to engage anyone with obvious mental illness.
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