it never ceases to amaze me how people can overcome so much in the face of so much adversity. Thanks for your sad story about the woman in the parking lot, although it must have been a tough day for sure, it is inspiring to know that others have to grin and bear it and fight thru life sometimes against amazing odds. What's even cooler is your desire to help others amongst all the trials you face yourself.
I myself have had a security guard ask me for my handicap ID once when I was in Junior college. I guess he didn't believe that I was should have the handicap placard since you couldn't see anything wrong with me. The funny thing is, he asked me for the document proofing the window placard was mine, before I had even gotten out of my car.
I had to chalk it up to his own frustration with others who do abuse the spaces, but it was offensive nonetheless. Mainly because, when I explained my problem, he looked at me like, "yeah right you punk kid"
I didn't have my paperwork from the the Department of Motor Vehicles that day, and he gave me the ticket! i did found it later and mailed it in to protest the ticket and won the appeal! every time I saw that guard after that, I tried not to scowl.....oh well, resentment never gets you anywhere right?
On a slightly different topic, I had been pulled over a few weeks ago, after taking off my seatbelt to adjust my ostomy....i explained why I had to take off the belt to the officer, and to my delight, he let me go, after telling me next time, I should pull over when I have to "adjust" my pouch.
The funny thing was, I asked, him, officer, you see, I have this ostomy, want to see?"
he shook his head so quickly, "no, no, that's okay...."
i guess I have lived with this long enough i figure i needed a break and went for it.
not to mention, I don't agree with seat belt or helmet laws, but that's a different story.
Talk to you all soon - Nat
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles
doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?