Odd title, I know.
Tonight, as I was being "debriefed" by my friends who went to the Houston Abilities Expo, they said something that startled me (because it's not reported anywhere): that other disabled/caretakers sometimes stop them in the parking lot or grocery store and ask about their wheelchair.
So... (like I said, I can't find any record that any scholar has ever commented on this)...
Do you get asked about your walker/scooter/wheelchair/whatever?
And if so, where does the exchange take place?
I wonder if it's more socially acceptable here in the South than elsewhere... or whether the common problem of being disabled is sort of a social "leveler."
And... do you think that people who do this approach people who seem to be like them in some respect (in other words, as a middle-aged woman in a scooter, am I more likely to be approached by White middle-aged women who are in scooters or need ones than, say, Hispanic men of my age or younger Black women or....?
I don't know.
Experts -- you who have these devices -- what do YOU think?