Yesterday, whilst out having a girly shopping day, I was looking for my sister who had wandered off in Debenhams (other shops are available). I was sat on my mobility scooter when a man stood aside to let me pass. As I did so, he commented,
‘I could do with one of those!’
I stopped, look him straight in the face and said,
‘If you’re lucky, you can get MS too!’
I carried on looking for my sister, feeling really mean. Totally ruined my day. I felt so guilty. He was probably trying to say something to me to detract from the fact I was obviously diabled. I’m sure he wasn’t trying to upset me…I usually THINK before speaking and tell others not to listen to what people SAY, but what they’re trying to say!
I saw him again a few minutes later, (still looking for my sister) and he looked away, appearing very embarrassed. I bet he’ll never try to lighten a situation again…
On the plus side I probably won’t remember in a few weeks!!