With the regular National Football League referees back on the job for a few weeks, is everyone satisfied? Or is there still some frustration out there?
If you want to know what "real" frustration is, imagine being the parent of a child with an unseen disability, or being the child of a parent with an unseen disability. You still love your parent or child, but the negative comments from people who don't want to understand disabilities will live with you for the rest of your life.
At a sporting event this summer, a guy went wild with his mouth because the scoreboard was not being kept up. After checking to see who was keeping score, this guy said, and I quote: "This is what happens when you let the mentally handicapped run things!"
It didn't seem to bother him that a mentally handicapped person may have been within earshot.
When you're out in public, keep your negative remarks to yourself. And then, instead of getting frustrated, thank God that you don't have a mental or physical disability.
I think most people would rather live with a bad call from a sports referee than to have to go through life not knowing who or where or when the next negative comment is going to come from.
After the Packers vs. Seahawks game in September many celebrities spoke out and begged for the regular refs to come back, including athlete LeBron James.
After going from high school to the National Basketball Association, I doubt that James could handle a disabled person 24/7. He'd probably rather settle for a few bad referee calls.
Before complaining, try putting yourself in a disability group. You might find out how lucky you are.