althaia asked: How do you politely tell someone that disabilities come in all shapes and sizes? I'm on vacation in Florida right now and people have made comments/remarks about people who use the scooters/wheelchair and how they 'don't look sick/like they have a disability'. I am still fighting for a diagnosis for my chronic pain with a doctor who doesn't take me seriously and often people make comments like this. I'm so tired that all I feel like doing is crying.
I really, REALLY wish I had the best, most snarkiest, perfect answer for this. But I don’t yet. The more it happens the more I wish I had a wittier come-back. I’ve more than once been at a point where I’ve needed to use one of the scooters on hand and I see the looks and hear the comments. It’s shit. Generally I find myself answering with some sarcastic form of, “I’m so sorry my body doesn’t fit in your narrow definition of disability, I’ll try and look different for you next time” but it seems to come up short of what I really want to say. Which is simply a massive “fuck you”.