This is what I have to look forward to?

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.”

— Helen Keller

Most of my friends lists have been up in arms about this journal entry, written by a 29-year-old disabled woman, about her difficulties with a particular airline.  (Go on, read it.  I’ll wait here.)

I’m just appalled at this.  Not just the fact that the airport failed, or that the stewardess failed, or the supervisor was rude & unsympathetic, but that all those people failed, too.  Except for that one nice man, people rushed past her and didn’t offer help or a kind word.  They made faces and bumped into her and treated her, not like a person, but like an object that had to be gone around.

What is wrong with these people?

I’m not disabled yet.  I hide my illness well.  I have a fabulous husband that helps me with, well, just about everything.  But what if I were to have to travel alone in the future?  I hear stories like this all around me and I get scared.