hi! just thought id tell you about some of my recent experiences, as its really annoying me. dont even know if discrimination is the right word?
a few things: a couple of weeks ago i was doing my usual walk round the stadium, opposite where i live, with my walking sticks. part of my respiratory rehabilitation programme. except that this was a wednesday afternoon, when all the kids/students have their training. and the was this bunch of kids who, every time i went past them, stood there pointing and practically rolling about and screaming with laughter.
also another time, was out in town, no crutches or anything, just walking slow and weird like i always do, a bit SOB etc. and this woman with her kid pointed at me and said to him: ""look, thats someone who has a difficult time walking, and you dont want to get like them...""
then today, coming down the few steps to the bus stop, with my two crutches. a kid said to me: ""hurry up then! get down those steps!"" i just smiled at him, trying to be nice, etc. and then he burst out laughing.
has anyone else had experiences such as these? how do you deal with it? do you answer, what would you say?
thanks for any input. stay well all.