I have always heard it said that Fibro is classed as an invisible illness. Today I used my bus pass for the first time and I was glad to have it. I got my zero fare ticket and I went and sat down, not in the seats kept for the disabled etc, but the next one behind. Now do not get me wrong I have every respect for pensioners, after all I used to volunteer in a care home when I was younger and I was my grandads main carer after he had his strokes, but today they made me angry. Two pensioners got on behind me and as I sat down I could hear them, menieres yes, but they were not being very discreet, telling the driver how I had taken one of the front area seats. He said there was not much he could do about it. And then two more pensioners joined in with the first two. Saying about how those front seats were for the elderley and disabled. They carried on thus holding up everyone else. One man shouted from the front that I needed to move further back, when I heard the driver say 'even though it is none of your business, the passenger in question has a valid disability pass'. They looked at me in disgust as if to say that they could see nothing wrong. I was very upset. When I was getting off the driver apologised for the carry on and also apologised for telling them about my pass. I told him it was fine and loud enough for all to hear I said 'it is not your fault that people can be ignorant and they say ignorance is bliss'. With this he lowered the bus so I could get off easier and I could feel eyes burning into me. As I looked back sure enough, if looks could have killed I would have been dead on the floor. I was telling hubby about it because it upset me and as he said that it may be the first time and it won't be the last for it happening to me. But all my life I have shown pensioners the utmost respect and I will continue to do so. But now I feel I am going to have to explain myself each time I sit near to the front of the bus. And I do try to avoid the disabled seating if I am well enough to sit elsewhere. Sorry for my rant but just had to get it out otherwise I will dwell on it all night.