There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll just come out and say it: I don’t like people. I wear sunglasses indoors just to avoid eye contact, I dread answering my phone and I have already spent more than half of my years on earth with my nose in a book just to avoid small talk. Even the people I am closest too I am not always keen on. I tolerate my mother but then, she gave birth to me, so I have to be nice.
Admit it, you don’t always like being around people too. How many fake phone calls have you taken to avoid speaking to someone? How many times have you faked the flu to avoid going to another work gathering?
It’s all good! We’re not spreading hate here, we just can’t stand the idea of talking about the weather/family/work with people we don’t connect to. Why should we waste saliva on people we don’t know or like?
I thought I was a pro at being antisocial. I also thought that at the old age of almost 30 I had heard and seen it all; but I have been proven wrong as there’s a woman (pictured) who has faked being blind for 28 years because she couldn’t stand people. Talk about dedication!
Jiménez lives in Madrid, Spain. It seems that the 57-year-old couldn’t handle the more than three million people living in the city. Look, I’m almost entirely sure all of the three million people didn’t try to talk to Jiménez prior to her going ‘blind’ so those who did must have been really talkative.
Something must have snapped inside Jiménez’s head 28 years ago. Maybe it was a day when too many tourists asked her for directions. Or maybe there were one too many shopping assistants asking if she needed help with anything. Whatever it was, this woman made a drastic decision.
8. Hasn’t This Anti-Social Being Been Taught How To Be Rude?
“I was tired of meeting people on the street and stopping to say hello. I’ve never been a very social person, and by pretending to be blind I was able to avoid many social responsibilities.” I feel like this is something only a super nice person would do. I just act rude and push people away with a raised eyebrow.
Jiménez has shocked everyone. Most especially those closest to her. Can you imagine spending 28 years feeling sad because you think your wife/mother/daughter/aunt/friend is missing out on seeing certain things?
Her husband — yeh, she’s got one! The next time you accuse your husband of not noticing something, think of Jiménez’s husband because this guy missed a huge thing! Anyway, her husband admits the revelation was a “hard blow” (can you image the things this guy has had to do because he thought his wife was blind?) but he adds that the entire family still supports Jiménez.
The family has spoken out about the situation. They said how they did have their suspicions over the years. Apparently, Jiménez’s make up was done a little too perfectly. Really? How busy were these people?
Others spoke about the times when they were watching television with Jiménez. “Many times we seemed to see her looking sideways at the television and she was always very well made up.” Can you imagine having to tell a fake blind person what’s going on during a tense episode of House Of Cards, Grey’s Anatomy or whatever else gets you excited?
Over the years, Jiménez has received financial aid and personal assistance for her "condition." This woman is going to face the court and explain herself. That means a lot of talking to people which when you think about is already punishment enough for this woman.
Moral of the story: don’t pretend you’re blind, just be rude. Hah, no, don’t, we’ve got too much of that already. So how about you keep your eyes down, smile to strangers when you feel like making someone’s day and if the person tries to talk to you, then very gracefully run away.