‘Invisible’ disabilities: Car park confrontation prompts call for greater recognition

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Original text shared from ABC Riverland here.

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  1. Just recently I was abused outside a Post Office for parking in the disability area – not only did I do that, no how dare I was driving a Mercedes! The guy was a lot bigger than me and I was pushed against my car, people around were just watching this. I opened the passenger door and took out the permit – ha! he said, people like you are just buying these things, it is all garbage (words NOT used by the man if you get my drift) I closed the door and managed to walk away with no one helping. Or parking out side Dan Murphy and getting alcohol and returning to my car also gets a few comments – one guy saying I am not so incapable I can’t get wine – excuse me. I followed him to his 4WD – he was twice my size, and I said to him – what did you say and he repeated it so I turned around and showed him my scar from my broken neck and back and said see this mate, that’s why I park there. He just mumbled and walked away – I was a but angry at that point and blew up after getting so many people looking and making comments. Typing this makes me still angry…..best I have a red wine now

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