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Having blisters on your thumbs from self propelling yourself around.
Getting clothing caught in your wheels
People riding on the back of your chair ￼
￼￼Not being able to see through a crowd￼
Trying to drive a wheelchair and hold umbrella at the same time is an impossible task.￼
People turning on your manual wheelchair mode and leaving you stranded on purpose.
No matter how much padding you add your seat will never be comfortable or fit you just right.
Getting your hands jammed in doorways
People pushing your wheelchair without asking you first.
People making fun of you because your wheelchair is called a quickie
. Not being able to reach something on a high shelf
Being unable to pick something up off the floor after you’ve dropped it
. Place is saying they have wheelchair access but then they have a step in the way when you get there
. Massive curbs.
Cars parked over drop down curbs ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
Your wheelchair being bashed around whenever it’s loaded onto a plane
The lack of wheelchair access abroad
Tiny disabled toilets that you can’t even swing a cat in.
People assuming it’s okay to use your wheelchair as the foot rest/bag holder.
Constantly having to deal with pathetic driver license jokes.
People thinking that the friends you’re with are your carers and that you can’t speak for yourself.￼￼￼￼￼￼
The pitying looks people give you when you’re out and about.
Being constantly told that you’re an inspiration.
The wheelchair repair service this being absolutely crap ￼￼￼
“My cousin is in a wheelchair, do you know him?”
The lack of wheelchair accessible transport.
People talking to you loudly and slowly ￼