I can’t begin to tell you how frustrating having a disability can be, but in saying that I feel like I am preaching to the choir on this one. I don’t mean to complain, but I am forever looking up at people because the reality is having a disability means I am naturally positioned physically lower than the rest of society, in my wheelchair. My parents, and extended family for the most part are six feet tall, so again I am looking up.
I don’t mind looking up that’s just my norm, what annoys me more because it’s plain ridiculous in my opinion, is the proverbial patting on the head. Yes, if you must know I have actually been both physically and symbolically patted on the head. I don’t understand why people see my wheelchair and this is their natural response. It simply makes them look ridiculous. Can someone please enlighten me as why people do this. The only thing I can think is that my wheelchair makes them a little bit socially uncomfortable, so this is their knee jerk reaction but I don’t know! I generally find it humorous but none the less annoying.
Have you or your child ever actually been physically patted on the head? Would love to know in the comments below
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