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rosysparkle wrote: »
On the upside, sometimes I wish I had a camera to record all the pitying looks I get when going round a shop in my wheelchair. I reckon it's a 50/50 split between patronising and challenging - there are very, very few people who just accept disabled people as they are. I get so fed up of conspicuous parents who tell their kids to "watch out for that lady", of elderly people who barge into me, of people to whom I am completely invisible. Teenagers are the most understanding group IMO, they might not understand how to hold a door open but at least they try.
I don't want special treatment, I don't want your pity, I just want to be equal to every other person in the shop.
dane-katie wrote: »
Sadly i am as subtle as a brick and would have told her where to go, hope your ok though.
berniesmaster wrote: »
i also am a bb holder, im 30 something with 3 kids, one being a baby, and i have a heart condition. i rarley use my bb, because of that very fact, im to scared to!!
i have no idea what i would do or say if someone was to challenge me, either cry or explode!! but i really i do not want the stress of it!
Oldernotwiser wrote: »
Anybody notice a strongly ageist tone developing here? Is this any better than being prejudiced against disabled people?
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