And yes, it really happened to me, and yes, I was angry. I know it's happened to others in the DOC and beyond. Good or bad, this is how I handled it.
So, I'm out and about on Saturday with friends and was being chatted up by a guy who thought I was pretty fab, when the subject of my insulin pump came up.
Him: "What's that", he asked, pointing to my belt clip. A new cell phone or blackberry?" Said he, all interested and sweet like.
I decided to be up front with him and said, "it's a nifty, super delicious insulin pump."
He got this really concerned look on his face and asked in a serious tone,
"Oh...,you have diabetes...so can u have kids?"
I was seriously steamed, but kept my cool.
I told him I'd let him know the answer to that and other sex related questions
(including turn-ons and favorite positions) if he could tell me at that very moment what his sperm count was.
I told him that I was even willing let him take his beer glass in the bathroom so he could get an accurate number, and even wrangled a few volunteers (my friends Donald and Julian) to watch the bathroom door for him.
The bartender was even willing to place bets-the whole bar waited for his answer.
Turns out, & I'm quoting his answer verbatim here, " I don't really know of the top of my head."
"Exactly," I stated emphatically- and sashayed away and let him pay for my drink.
No morons need apply here - regardless of their sperm count.
Full disclosure friends: Diabetes has never been the deciding factor when it came to ending a relationship with someone- or starting a relationship for that matter.
Some folks idiots and some are not. I strongly believe that Diabetes weeds out the idiot factor in dating-and I'm so glad it does. Doesn't necessarily weed out the horse's ass factor, but definitely the idiot factor~