Scene: me, sitting on sidewalk in front of a giant Lexus SUV parked on top of the zebra-striped access aisle. I'm waiting to leave and am in a lot of pain.
50ish woman, adopting a pitying, talking-to-a-child voice: "Awwww, I guess you need me to move my car. It must be in your way..."
And to think another mom was worried about parking in the space on the far side of the access aisle and asked me about it! She wasn't sure it was a regular parking space since it wasn't well marked. The access aisle definitely was well painted, though.
In other news, I had to file with the BBB against the medical supply company, which now doesn't acknowledge receipt of the UPS package with the returned wheelchair cushion and thus hasn't sent out a new one. Promises to "find out" and then return our calls go unfulfilled. It's been 8 weeks, damnit. I want a wheelchair cushion that fits so that I can sit up more. This is ridiculous. I even emailed the two co-owners of the firm directly. No response from one, and the other response is inadequate. With 88 complaints in 36 months while similarly sized DME/medical supplies online companies have just 1 or 2, there's something really wrong going on. Do not use Allegro Medical for anything. Use SportAid. Unfortunately Allegro comes up quickly on internet searches for particular products and looks legitimate, especially with that lovely BBB label on the front page. Yes, I ordered my scooter directly from them to save money, but that was a huge problem too, but I thought a single isolated incident. Wrong. Do not use Allegro. They lie. They don't care.
And for goodness' sake, any "ableds" who are reading, teach your children some manners around wheelchair users.
Does this get any easier? Do people just stop caring and resign themselves to second class citizenship? It's emotionally exhausting. The pain is more than enough.