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Shopping for Jesus

 24 November 2014

Christmas is coming and the shoppers are getting ugly.

This week a disabled woman raised the issue of unsympathetic treatment and downright hostility toward the disabled in public places and especially on buses where space is a premium.

 

Mrs. Monk had a dodgy left leg for about 12 months. This means we have had to plan her days around her mobility problems.

One trick she uses is the expedient use of shopping trolleys that allow her to get about doing the thing she likes doing more than anything else. Shopping.

We have noticed that other genuine blue card carrying disabled people, use the same trick.

Today we were harassed by two pairs of different women shoppers because they don't like shopping trolleys used for this purpose or more likely they were too stupid to realise the importance of the offending cart and the person that was driving it, Mrs. Monk.

Mrs. Monk told them politely that she needed the trolley for support. No apology was offered.

They were so much up their own arse, I felt compelled to let them know how I felt but Mrs. Monk restrained me from doing so.

We actually took the trolley into Yo Sushi where the manager started to remove the trolley on “health and safety” grounds.

He did not explain what he meant but Mrs. Monk needed the trolley for actual “health and safety” reasons and not for bullshit jobs-worth “health and safety” reasoning.

He got the evil eye and Mrs. Monk got her trolley back.

Mrs. Monk has a chauffeur called Mr. Monk and does not rely on the bus service, but I would love to see her try wheeling that cart onto a bus.

Christmas is coming.

 

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