disclaimer: before i say anything, you should know that i am not trying to be like "OMG I HATE CRIPPLES" or anything. cos i don't. moving on, it bothers me when people in wheelchairs think that they own the world just because they have no legs or are paralyzed or whatever the case is. for example, when i worked at target last year, there used to be this guy who was in a wheelchair, and when i walked around the store while on my break and stuff, he would zip right in front of me. he would carelessly just roll by, right in front of me, leaving me with almost no time to stop so that i didn't trip over him. when i would almost trip, he would give me this really mean, bitter glare. and i'm like, jeez, should i be ashamed of the fact that i can walk? because you seem quite spiteful.... but oh, their caretakers can be so much worse. like today at school. i was standing outside, by the drop-off loop waiting for my ride home. one of the security officers parked his vehicle in the loop, but it was off to the side and at the time the loop was empty otherwise. the security officer went into the building and was gone for a moment. in the meantime, a van pulled up, with a wheelchair ramp thing. a woman and a boy got out of it to assist a guy in a wheelchair with the ramp. as they did this, the security officer came back out, and was obstructed from the drivers-side of his vehicle by the van. he stood patiently and waited for them to finish. but the woman looked up at him with a really nasty face and snapped at him, "it would be easier to do this if you didn't park your car there". she wasn't polite at all, it was totally snippy. if i had been the guard, i would have said, "sorry i didn't get the memo" or "oh, my psychic powers are screwy today, othwerise i would have known you'd be doing this 5 minutes AFTER i parked here and walked away". if i had been the guy in the wheelchair, i would have told the woman to be quiet because she didn't help, only hindered. (that puts it nicely). but the guard was silent. so was the guy in the wheelchair. the woman was the only one making a fuss. and it was the dumbest thing ever. people want to be treated equally, and with respect. how does being a total prick gain you respect? the only respect it may get you is there because the people you're being a prick to don't want you to sue them. and even tho the wheelchair guy from school wasn't a prick, the lady was so mean. so thanks to her, wheelchair guy could be the nicest guy in the world, but the more the lady screams at people, the less chance people are going to give the guy. she only hurts him in the end. well, this was just me venting my frustration so that next time someone in a wheelchair, or their caretaker, pisses me off, i don't maim them beyond human recognition. because the offense would be considered more serious if i hit a handicapped person. why? because they're handicapped, and the world obviously owes them something. duh. the end.