During my tenure as a disabled person I have met many wonderful people. There are so many out there who are patient, respectful, and kind. From opening doors, to giving up their seats, I have had such kindness shown to me on many occasions, and for this I am very thankful.
There however have been a few times when I have come across people that are hateful, to say the least. When I encounter a person like that I think of the phrase from Oliver, " Please Sir, may I have some more?" That phrase fits perfectly because , "WHAT DO THEY WANT FROM ME?" If you feel like acting like a total jerk just give me all you've got!
!. To the man who watched me going to my parking spot and became very exasperated at my slow pace, your impatience only makes me go slower. I get nervous when I rush! I hope the fit you were throwing made your day brighter. So to you I want to say;
2. To the man who was on the bus with me and my husband, your behavior towards my slowness was totally inappropriate. I can only go so fast! My husband and I were having a wonderful date night. You were lucky by the way, my husband nearly decked you! Do you honestly think by talking out loud about the slow woman would make me move faster? It actually made me much slower. Well sir, to you I have to say:
I hope they someday realize that being disabled was not my choice. I would love to be able to move quickly, but that is not in the cards for me.
Wow! I have only two experiences that stand out in my mind. That's not too bad!
Have you had experiences like these?