I have put off writing this post, because it really pisses me off, honestly. I’m not a bitter person by any means. However, ignorance is something I just cannot phathom.
Because I use a wheelchair when out in public, it’s amazing the looks I get from people when I’m out with Lincoln by myself. Most of the time, I’m completely oblivious to it, because I’m so focused on Lincoln….and honestly, a bit used to it. But while we were traveling a few weeks ago, some people were just plain rude!
Here’s an example: I was traveling with my Mom and Lincoln. Both times when we were checking in for our flights and we handed over our licenses and Lincoln’s birth certificate, I heard the comment, “that’s HER baby?!” Seriously?! I mean, come on people. It’s two thousand freaking eleven. Yes, I do have a physical disability, but I also have this thing called a life, and it’s pretty darn awesome.
When we were at Sea World, my Mom and I were in the restroom. This woman was chatting with us when she said something about my “little brother.” I said, “actually that’s my son.” You should have seen the look of disbelief on her face! Then she went on a rant about how much my Mom must help me out. Umm, no, actually my Mom lives 2 1/2 hours away. Another look of “shock.”
I just think it’s about time some people grow up. Oh, and while I’m on this rant. PLEASE let your children ask me all the questions they want. Do not “shhh” them! I never mind answering questions for kids! However, the ignorant adults need to put a sock in it….to put it nicely 🙂