Friday, June 20, 2014

Thought Balloons

Line drawing of a cartoon "thought balloon"
Wouldn’t it be great if people in real life had thought balloons you could see while talking to them, especially in tense chess game situations like job interviews? I wonder what we disabled people would read in job interviews if we has such powers, so we could see all that goes unsaid?

"You might be “adequate” for the job, but you can’t really be the best, can you?"

“The last thing I needs is to hire another 'high maintenance' employee."

"I feel awkward and anxious around you."

“If I hire you, sooner or later, I'll say or do something wrong that will get me in trouble."

"You say you can do the job but I don’t think you really know what you’re talking about."

"There’s something strange, something a bit 'off' about you that I just can’t place, and I don’t know how to ask you about it.”

"How can you possibly do this job with the disability you have?”

The next question is, what would employers read in our thought balloons?

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