I am not happy. I decided to go to the mainland today and when I got off the ferry decided to take the train to the town instead of the bus. Here is the conversation I had with the ticket salesman whom I shall abbreviate as "P" for "prick". I of course am "M":
M: I would like a ticket to Greenock please.
P: Which station?
P: There are eight stations in Greenock. (news to me)
M: The one in the centre, next to Tesco
P: I don't know which one you mean
M: Well any station there then please
P: You need to change trains at Port Glasgow
M: *shows him my disability card* a single then please
P: You do not look disabled. I cannot accept the card
M: Then please get your manager, some people have illnesses that are invisible but very much real
P: Well I tell you what, I will accept it this once
M: You will accept it every time because it is perfectly valid. I am sorry all my limbs are intact and I am not deformed
P: *charges me for ticket and hands me ticket saying "Greenock - all stations"*
M:It says all stations so we did not need to debate did we
P: If you continue harassing me you will be barred from travelling
Well, I guess I may have over reacted but I am not happy at all at being told that fibro is not a disability because I do not look disabled. He did not look like a first class prick until he opened his mouth but if he handed me a card saying so I would not question him.
Any similar experiences? xx