Tuesday 31 October 2006 8.01pm
Bermondsey Babe, you sound like a right curtain twitcher!
There are plenty of people who have hidden disabilities. Not everyone who is disabled has a wheelchair.
There are also lots of fluctuating conditions like HIV, heart disease and cancer. Someone might be fine one week, but the next week might be practically housebound.
Some people living with these conditions are quite rightly entitled to a blue badge or a freedom pass. I'm surprised that some people seem to resent this fact.
Maybe you shouldn't be so fast to pass judgment on others.
Also, I would point out that most disabled people would be offended by the term 'handicapped'. In a poll by the BBC it came in the top ten of offensive terms used to refer to disability. See: