I won’t get too deep in detail, but I was at White Horse with my girl and her friends; the conversation went to the number of fans in the restaurant. Somehow it made it’s way to this “give me an epileptic seizure…”
I just kept my mouth shout because he didn’t mean it in a hurtful way, but having a seizure isn’t a joke— I know first hand.
1. You cannot have an “epileptic seizure” unless you have been diagnosed with epilepsy (the condition of having multiple seizures). What you would experience is just a seizure— but you wouldn’t have one from lights flashing behind fans because…
2. “Epilepsy affects more than three million Americans. For about 3 percent of them, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy.
Photosensitive epilepsy is more common in children and adolescents, especially those with generalized epilepsy, in particular juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. It becomes less frequent with age, with relatively few cases in the mid twenties.”
Let’s stop saying foolish stuff like ”give me an epileptic seizure,” when you don’t have epilepsy and become educated.
Let’s stop making this into a joke when you haven’t experienced a seizure. Something I hope no one will experience because it is not a joke.