Upon parking up a woman said to the man in the next vehicle, ”You don't look disabled.” He took his hat off to reveal his lack of hair and said...”The intensive chemo makes every part of my body hurt; I struggle to catch my breath; I am not entitled to benefits due to my savings that I have put to one side for my family when I die as my cancer is terminal; so I am using my blue badge for all its worth as this country is on it’s a**e and it's the only thing they have decided a dying man is entitled to! (She didn't know where to look).
Having a blue badge myself I parked and got out of the car, she said to me, "well, you look perfectly normal to me!", as I turned to look at her and said, very seriously, "maybe that's part of the problem, you can't see what's lurking under my shell." The look on her face was priceless! “Just because YOU can't SEE it doesn't mean it doesn't exist! Until you have walked in our shoes and have felt the pain we feel, keep your cruel comments and opinions to yourself.” Ignorant people can be so cruel!!
Hard to explain to someone who has no clue. It's a daily struggle being in pain or feeling sick on the inside while you look fine on the outside. If you or someone you know has an invisible illness ( from angina to Zika) you will know what I mean. Never judge.