Berated in a disabled parking space by socilaist misfits!

Discussion in 'Motorhomes for the Disabled' started by ambulancekidd, Dec 4, 2018.

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    Where we live in Wales local papers do feature sections for dealers to advertise their ‘motability’ new car leasing deals.
    It appears that (from local observation) being grossly obese and having appalling dress sense is a legitimate disability/ being genuinely disabled means that your mobility is impaired and when the national dish is chips and red pop its inevitable you will gain weight/ having attained that body shape only ‘liesure’ clothing is confortably wearable
    Discuss.......
     
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    I genuinely love this club and forum but a few of the bigoted idiots do wind me up. You see and hear members of fun at meets question how people using mobility scooters are not disabled, just fat and lazy. They take the piss out of the mentally disabled. And people laugh and just see "the funny side" not the hate crime
     
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    Nearest I can get I think is "hobbling/walking with difficulty". Came across it many years ago when I lived in Scotland
     
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    That's not always so, I have a friend who is a double amputee but, still insists on having Lotus sports cars that'd make an athlete struggle.
    Admittedly he is the exception rather than the rule.
    He spends most of his time in the gym & I often jibe him that he'd bloody need to be fit to get into his cars!
    His take on things is, that it is the access for him to use his wheelchair that is the issue, being near to a door doesn't matter to him.
     
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    Without doubt that is often the case in Benidorm. They are just drive anywhere local transport to some.
     
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    That’s the issue for my husband too......he wouldn’t get in a Lotus though!!
     
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    But to mock is not too hate,.....is it? Agreed it’s hurtful to the recipient and whoever does it is a complete Dick.....but hate? We
     
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    Agree Khizzie, i wished:(
     
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    try mocking a black man about his colour, a lesbian or transgender person or maybe a muslim. Being abusive about a disabled person's disability is no different. The world has changed in the last 10 years and that sort of bigoted crap is no longer tolerated
     
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    Ok here goes. I've always struggled with my weight, I'm not a big eater but, I've always needed to do a lot more exercise than most to maintain my fitness & stay at an acceptable weight.
    I badly damaged my right hip in a farm accident when I was about 15yrs old. I had an argument between a tractor, a wall & me, needless to say I came of worse.
    I've had a few operations over the years & have plenty surgical grade steel in my right hip & femur.
    The ortho surgeon warned me on day one that by the time I was 50 this injury would come back to haunt me & he was spot on.
    I was always into certain sports, I liked playing ice hockey, speed skating, swimming, jogging & was a serious hillwalker.
    The gentle onset of arthritis didn't hold me back til I reached my mid 50s.
    Fast forward a few years & I had to retire due to the arthritis. I'd never had a day off sick due to the arthritis but, now its a case of bone on bone, its excruciatingly painful.
    My biggest problem isn't really the arthritis, my ortho unit want to replace the damaged hip, my weight problem is the issue, I need to lose weight to allow the operation but, I'm having a dour & bitter struggle in losing weight. Upshot is that I'm badly disabled & obese.
    Not a good combination, but my weight most definitely wasn't the cause of my arthritis.

    Now pop me in a disabled bay (with badge displayed) & I know only too well what people see. An obese man who's disabled. I'm not a benefits scrounger & still pull my weight (please pardon the pun).
    Can you imaging how it feels when people judge me on first sight? I can tell you, its heartbreaking.
    Then I read various comments on here regarding obesity & disability, that really hurts.
    I've always been someone who didn't give a toss about peoples opinion of me, if they haven't liked me its their problem, not mine but, boy am I struggling to get through this.

    There is always a brighter side to things & in my case its the fact that my walking is so bad that I rarely go out!:ROFLMAO:
     
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    I don't get this are "they" really disabled thing, every where we go there are load's of empty disabled parking bays, I personally couldn't give a flying f if someone should or should not be parked somewhere, or on a scooter etc, I have far more important stuff going on in my ugly head to worry, plan & workout, Maybe if I retire I'll have too much time on my hands & will be able to fret about such stuff :p
     
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    your'e not on your own with that Robert, I have been fighting my weight gain for 27 years. Since a drunkard oap crashed his car into my vehicle breaking my back in 3 places. Complications saw me pumped full of steroids regularly and certainly didn't help the weight. Thankfully I have lost 40kg and 10 inches round the waist since last christmas. So there is hope for us all.
    Sadly the bigots just see a big fat person to ridicule and abuse with no ideas behind the reasons
     
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    But surely the point has been made many times in this thread.......................how does it feel to be a socialist but judged without sight as being a misfit and likely to damage somebody's car..................lets all think about these jokey/insulting terms we bandy around...........snowflakes being the latest meaningless insult.
     
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    Twiggy was all the rage when I was
    I wouldnt though. But I might mock him about his driving. But mainly I try to smile at people and help them. And funnily enough I haven’t had to endure funny looks and scorn. I’m just saying ‘mocking is different to ‘hate’. Well in my opinion anyway!
     
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    Very well put. The point is that any disability that prevents exercise makes losing weight extremely difficult and makes gaining it incredibly easy. You are not on your own being offended by the unnecessary comments on the thread (and I'm not disabled).
     
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    Very often not in the opinion of the person or people being mocked though.
     
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    Many people have weight issues but when some overweight people stuff trollies full of high calorie food, it doesn't make it easy for some observers to understand. Nor is it easy to see why so many obese people people use mobility scooters rather than exercise. Maybe it is less about being bigoted and more about some people being frustrated when so many resources are spent on people who appear to have chosen obesity as a life choice.
     
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    So many themes on this thread .
    Many people become disabled, being disabled without supportive and rational understanding is depressing. For many the attendant sudden poverty is depressing. Look at which foods are cheap, 3 for the price of two. The inability to get our natural opiates going through feel good Exercise is absent.
    Mental health is badly affected by generalised disapproval.
    The high fibre, grain and low fat myth with hidden sugar pushed by the big commercial cereal, flour and refined carbohydrate companies are leading to ever younger type diabetics and this on WHO and Government guidelines. The dietetics profession in America is funded by Nestled, Macdonald, Coca-Cola.
    Big pharma introduced insulin into the type 2 diabetic treatment regimes. Insulin is the hungry hormone Type one diabetics need it and are fine but type 2 will gain a lot of weight year on year especially as they are advised to graze, another bad idea promoted by governmental best practice.
    Obesity is a complex issue which has been in a large part driven by greedy commercial gain .
    As Michael Mosely discovered you can't out run a bad diet and that little exercise is justas effective as a workout, exercise is good but not essential and I did the gym thing for a year then stopped as I couldn't afford it and went to fat. Incidentaly Another big earner
    As 80 per cent of us now are at risk of overweight should we criticise? Do we know the whole story?
    I mostly manage my weight but I am aware of all the pitfalls and thank goodness for Zoe Harcombe
    Lets not shame and blame.
     
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    Here’s my “blue badge story” to add to the mix....
    Before I retired I was a manager on a large industrial site. We had several car parks on the site and, as an equal opportunity employer, the car parks all had marked disabled bays close to the building entrances. As I left “my” building one day, there was a lady getting out of her car which was in a disabled space. I dallied a little, and noted the absence of a blue badge. So I asked the lady: “you realise this is a disabled space?”
    “Oh yes” she said “but I’m only going to be a few minutes”. To this classic response I (metaphorically) put on my management hat and started to explain the error of her ways.
    Her response was “oh, but I’ve got a disabled badge.”
    At which point I started to apologise, and suggested that she should display the badge on the dashboard.
    “Ah,” she said “I have got a disabled badge, it’s in the car. But I don’t really like to use it much”
    Why not?” I asked.
    “Because it’s my mother’s”.
     
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