This woman, whom we’ll call Stacey, was on a bus with her 5-year-old daughter, and they both got on at a busy stop. No empty seats were available, except for one near a middle-aged man in a wheelchair.
Well, Stacey didn’t just ask to be rude, either. She had a reason for requesting the man to move, and she was “taken aback and frustrated by his response.” She told him her daughter needed to sit with her for protection.
Hearing a third-person opinion from someone you know will be honest with you is one way to know when you were wrong. When Stacey told a friend about what happened, they called her insensitive and ableist
Stacey was inconsiderate and did what she thought was best for her and her child. The man’s refusal probably upset her, and sometimes, when one is angry, they may do things to hurt another — things that only hurt themselves.