You could read this along side the thread that starts : “If one more person says… “
The current MS Matters has a letter from someone offering the idea that only those in wheelchairs should be allowed to park in disabled bays, and asking for comments. Well here is mine:
This is a totally selfish and narrow-minded approach to disability.
If followed through, it means that anyone who is not in a wheelchair is not disabled (Oh wow, won’t the Government and the DWP like that one) and completely ignores all the other disabilities that need the wider spaces of disabled parking bays.
Yes, we have all seen the tough-looking 30-something jump out of a big car and run (yes, really run) into the shop for his ciggies, and wondered if he was using his grannie’s blue badge.
Rant over! So the next time some well meaning soul says the “Gosh, don’t you look well” bit, smile sweetly, and trot out the put-down you have been practicing all week.
“Oh dear, I am sorry about your eyes. Can they cure the problem?”