Saturday, May 02, 2015

Tom's Corner--An Open Letter To My Customers

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Dear customer at the discount store I work at,

Hi, you may not know me, but I know you think I'm a regular person working at my job, stocking shelves and putting out items on display. Well, what you don't know is that I have schizophrenia. I struggle to keep my composure in front of you. I struggle to keep myself from looking at you 100 times thinking you're here to take me away from my quiet life or that you are about to steal an item that you can easily buy for a cheap price. If you knew my struggle you would probably avoid me because media has labeled me as a threat when I'm really just an easy-going guy. If you understood my struggle you would probably find a way to support me trying to live my everyday life. Just thought I should let you know that.

                                                -Tom Emery

5 comments:

  1. Keep up the struggle, Tom. There are those who understand.

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  2. Thank you for sharing. Too many people have no clue. It's about time everyone was educated.
    Theresa Larsen

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    1. Theresa,

      Yes, it IS time everyone was educated, you are right. I am trying to, as is Thomas, to help with that. Thank you for commenting!

      -Melanie

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  3. Keep it going Tom, your doing a wonderful job, l do understand and l believe you are a teacher for me and others, peace to you Tom, and l love you and your strength.

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    1. Anonymous,
      Thank you for this comment. I read it to Tom and he really appreciated it!
      -Melanie

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