Sherry, a 28-year-old mother of two, wrote an interesting post on her blog last month about an exchange with a cashier who essentially felt Sherry should have had an abortion.
The conversation was in reference to Sherry’s young son, Gabe, who has Down Syndrome.
According to the now-viral blog post, the comment was made during a shopping trip back in January.
Sherry recalls the conversation in a post on her Hand Me Downs blog, along with how she initially wanted to react to the cashier’s controversial comment.
“The cashier that gave me sad eyes and spit poison in a whisper: ‘I bet you wish you had known before he came out. You know they have a test for that now…’ Shock, horror, hurt and fury coursed through my body. I considered jerking her over the register and beating her senseless. I looked her up and down, I could take her…”
Instead of resorting to violence, Sherry decided to take a wittier approach to the way that she responded.
“I smiled a crazy lady smile ‘I know right?! It’s so much harder to get rid of them once they come out. Believe ME I’ve tried…’ Jackpot! Her mouth dropped open and she stared at me in shock.”
After getting the reaction of speechlessness from the cashier that she expected once she successfully delivered her response, Sherry took the time to explain her stand on the issue — including why abortion was never an option when it came to her son.
“I leaned over the register and whispered to her: ‘What you’re saying is that it’s okay for me to kill him while he’s inside, but not outside? In my book there isn’t a difference. For the record, we knew EVERYTHING about him during my pregnancy. He is our son now and he was our son then. There is no way in hell that I would let any harm come to either of my children. Including during the time that they’re so ridiculously considered disposable.'”
Sherry did mention that the cashier did not have a malicious tone when she made her initial comment; it was more of sympathetic than many people might think as they read what was said.
However, Sherry made it clear that she was not interested in hearing anything else the cashier had to say after she responded to the initial comment.
According to BuzzFeed, Sherry also did not intend for her now-viral blog post to spark debates about abortion at all. Her goal was to simply encourage people to pause before they judge others based solely on their physical appearances.
There have been many other viral blog posts published alone about abortion, such as the one posted by the mother who felt as if she should have had an abortion and did not want the internet to judge her for it.
What do you think about Sherry’s blog? Did she handle the cashier’s abortion comment properly?