It's true, every time I go somewhere I will park in the handicap spots and I never feel guilty about it. I also ride the electric buggys in the stores whenever they are available. I am 37yrs old with long shiny blond hair and blue eyes. I have nice trendy clothes and pretty jewelry that I love to wear. Are you judging me yet? Are the wheels turning in your head for a hateful scathing remark you can make towards me?
On the outside, one would never see a disabled person but on the inside, my body has failed me miserably. I have been a hard worker all of my life, unfortunately my body has paid the price and then some. My spine is riddled with cysts, bulging disks and hairline fractures. My knees are bone on bone. Both of my feet are riddled with neuropathy and each step I take floods me with a burning fiery swarm of horriffic pain.
I use my handicap placecard each time. The moment I get out of my vehicle, the judgemental stares and snide comments begin. Who are any of us to judge another human being? Who gave us the RIGHT to judge one another? Do you pretend that you know what a person's life if like when you really haven't a clue?
Not everyone is just trying to get a free ride and not everyone is lazy. I refuse to go on disability until my body judt shuts down on me completely. Until then, I will continue to work and park in the handicap spot.