How do you deal with stranger's ignorant comments
I try to plan my errands to be short and have plenty of activities for my 2 year old to do so he doesn't become disruptive. We went to a few stores and he was fine. I really needed to get some things at the post office. The line was about 6 or 7 people. It was moving so we waiting. The person in front of us was taking a long time up there and my son became antsy with some random crying and wanting to be held then he wanted to sit on the floor which was filthy so I wouldn't let him. This ghetto piece of trash behind me said "Mine would have been slapped and in a corner by now" Of course I want to turn around and curse her the hell out because explaining to someone with that low mindset what autism is is probably a waste of my time. Instead I just hang my head and feel like I want to cry. My son doesn't stress me out, it is the ignorant comments from others. This isn't the first time. At another post office the worker who is not a friendly person to begin with looked at me and said "oh God" once when my son was making these "Eek. eek, eek" sounds. I told her "He is autistic". She didn't respond at all, no apology, nothing. In one way I figure people who are treating us like this are worthless anyway but then on the other hand, they need education at a time where 1 in 88 kids are autistic, surely it will hit their own family or friend's some day.