I haven't developed a rhino hide!
Let me explain.
In the cafe with the family this weekend. Enjoying a panini and a coffee the children playing and mr warrior eating a large slab of flapjack this lady came up out of the blue and said "I don't mean to be rude or anything"
(Warning to the wise- this means invariably she is about to be rude!)
"but are they stopping all the benefits to ones like you"
I just stared at her.
I replied "I wouldn't know"
My 15 yr old asked what all that was all about and I explained that some people see my chair before they see me. Why would someone assume I knew anything about benefits? Purely by my presentation as working age disabled person gave her the right to interrupt our family time together did it?
This goes along with the muttering and pointing when I am parking in disabled spaces with children PLAINLY ON VIEW. Serious no no that! I might even have had sex and clearly more than once! SHOCKING!
We went to doctors to have littlies pre school jabs and she was playing with another little girl. they had a bit of a "not wanting to share moment" so I took littlie to oneside and said "no darling, they arent yours- shall we look at this" and basically settled her. The other childs mum looking at my chair and my wonky hands said "so what relation are you?"
"relation to who?" I asked.
"the little girl" she replied....
"I'M HER MUM!" .... "really?!" her shocked expression said it all!
One thing they dont tell you in the leaflets is to grow skin the thickness of rhino hide! My RA must be faulty as I haven't grown mine yet and these comments really hurt.
Is your RA faulty too? Is there something you should have developed alongside the rhino hide
Please tell me what!