There is a shop in one of the near by towns I pop into whenever I am there ( an outdoor clothing shop that I like!) but for the last few months, since August, one of the assistants would always say ' when are you going to get off the crutches?' or 'Oh, no still on crutches.' etc etc. Today, I popped in with no crutches and she says ' hey no crutches!'
I replied 'why is it that you only see the disability and not the person? ' She was quite taken aback and tried to apologise!
I calmly walked out! I had felt 'labeled' over the last few months and a bit anoyed by her insensitivity! I was desperate to get off the crutches too!
I know people have to take disabilities into account but why do people have to state the obvious or draw attention to a disability?