To ask you all to look at the this photo, and think twice.

(38 Posts)
lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 12-Apr-13 15:11:00

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Bloody hell that's expensive.
And Crap that you should need to point this out, sorry sad

Filibear Fri 12-Apr-13 15:13:19

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You actually got yelled at? What on earth did they say?

ExitPursuedByYoniBear Fri 12-Apr-13 15:14:50

Sorry you met a twat.

I used to do the pr for Maclaren years ago. I would be aware that your child had special needs. But why on earth would anyone feel the need to pass judgement?

I am sorry you had to experience that. Some people really are just vile.

Flobbadobs Fri 12-Apr-13 15:16:13

Please tell me you yelled back that it's a special needs one? I use the bus all the time and think that there is a special selection of arseholes who get on just to bitch and moan at everyone else..
flowers for you.

PregnantPain Fri 12-Apr-13 15:17:12

I saw a lady in Mcdonalds yesterday with that buggy, I didn't think it was that big to be honest and would not even consider shouting at someone with what is clearly a special needs buggy, I didn't know what they looked like per se but gathered from the solid plastic footrest thingy.

What did they yell at you?

I have seen once of these in RL. I don't think they are that big but maybe that's me being naive. I'm sorry you were yelled at though sad that's awful. What an idiot.

PregnantPain Fri 12-Apr-13 15:18:35

Was that you by any chance OP? If it was your DS is lovely smile

Lambzig Fri 12-Apr-13 15:18:57

So sorry that you had to put up with that. What an appalling person.

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 15:20:57

But it looks like a buggy for an older child with health or mobility problems. Some people are just so thick!

GoingVerySlowlyMad Fri 12-Apr-13 15:21:55

Seriously some people should be banned from opening their mouths! That is shameful. My old neighbour had one of those for her son and whilst it is a bit taller than most buggies, I don't think it is much wider. We both used to fit on the bus together fine.

FreudiansSlipper Fri 12-Apr-13 15:27:14

sad

I am sorry you had to deal with this judgy twats how can anyone pass judgement on why an older child might be in a buggy it could be for many reasons

lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 12-Apr-13 15:29:26

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I'm sorry you got yelled at. I hope you were okay. thanks

WandaDoff Fri 12-Apr-13 15:35:06

We have one of these for DD.

I've been muttered at a few times, but I have a stony faced glare that seems to work at shutting idiots up.
If anyone dared to shout at me then they would be informed that it is a special needs pushchair provided by wheelchair services & therefore not a buggy. I would also try not to swear or rant at them & rather embarrass them with politeness & reason.

However if I've had a bad day, then that probably isn't what I'd do wink

Sorry you have to put up with this kind of shite. There is some really ignorant & stupid people out there.

Floggingmolly Fri 12-Apr-13 15:36:59

It looks like it takes up a hell of a lot less space than one of those Phil and Ted yokes. They don't get yelled at, do they? confused
I think the key part of your story is that you were on a London bus...
All the best crazies travel this way (sadly I have to join them quite often)

quoteunquote Fri 12-Apr-13 15:38:48

horrid people, so stupid pointless and mean,

I hope they realise and never open their ignorant mouths again.

Floggingmolly Fri 12-Apr-13 15:39:04

I was referring to the loon who yelled at you, btw. My post could be open to interpretation blush

Shellywelly1973 Fri 12-Apr-13 15:40:37

I have a Ds with SN but not mobility problems.

People can be twats at times! I think its very obvious if a child is sitting in one of those buggies its for a very good reason.

Take no notice...I know easier said then done. Take care.

Trills Fri 12-Apr-13 15:40:54

YABU to ask us all to look at the picture. It just looks like a buggy.

It's wrong of someone to yell at you for having a big buggy whether your child has special needs or not.

LadyVoldemort Fri 12-Apr-13 15:41:09

I didn't know they were specifically SN pushchairs but always assumed they were. You shouldn't have to point anything out anyway, it's no one else's business! Sorry you've met some twatty people OP.

lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 12-Apr-13 15:43:13

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teacherandguideleader Fri 12-Apr-13 15:52:02

I thought everyone knew they were pushchairs for children with SN. And I'm someone who is childless and knows next to nothing about pushchairs.

lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 12-Apr-13 15:58:30

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CocacolaMum Fri 12-Apr-13 16:04:37

Makes my blood boil to think that this sort of thing still goes on, but it does. One of my friends daughters has downs and was recently asked to leave a well known cinema.. and a family members little boy has a condition I don't even know the name of (his oesaphagus doesn't go all the way to his stomach) along with downs and he has a hole in his heart and a couple of other issues, they were asked to leave Frankie and Bennys restaurant because their son (who is 3!) was putting the other diners off their food. Both times complaints were made and both times the managers sided against the families involved. Arseholes! Needless to say we don't use either company anymore.

Badvoc Fri 12-Apr-13 16:07:53

God, there are some fuckers about sad

singstothebluewolf Fri 12-Apr-13 16:36:54

God, people are obnoxious and ignorant. There are some people who will target any person they view as an easy target for abuse, just for the sake of abusing someone. I don't get it. I'm often shocked when reading these threads by the bullying, rudeness and interference that disabled people and their carers routinely receive when just going about their daily lives in publicangry

Hope all these rude fuckers one day pick on the wrong person and get the response they deserve. I can't say what I think is deserved because it'll be deleted for having violent wishes toward nasty bullies.

Jestrin Fri 12-Apr-13 17:11:35

I find it so shocking that someone felt they could verbally abuse you like that. sad

lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 12-Apr-13 18:14:40

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GizzaCwtch Fri 12-Apr-13 18:19:35

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CwtchesAndCuddles Fri 12-Apr-13 18:26:24

I was at the London Dungeon last week with dh,dd and ds who has severe learning difficulties / asd - he was in his special needs buggy.
I had contacted the dungeon before hand to make sure it would be classed as a mobility aid / wheelchair and so that we would have assistance as required. Having checked the access policy on the website I knew we would need to bypass the boat ride and need to use a lift at some point.

Despite the good planning and confirmation that the duty manager would be aware of our visit and having a pre arranged time to visit it was a disaster. The boat ride operator just ignored me and when I asked for help pointed to ds in his buggy and said "can't he walk, can't you fold the pushchair?" I then "educated" her and pointed out it was a special needs buggy and that we had pre booked wheelchair assistance. This was met with rolling of eyes to her college and she grudgingly got me help. At other point we were left waiting for someone to oporate the lift and no one came and later left to re join our group from the lift in total darkness.

On return home I emailled the manager and have received a huge appology - we are going again in June and the manager is taking us round and promised is a few freebies! (merlin passholders so don't need to pay again to get in)
They are investigating what went wrong on the day of our visit and "training" is to be given.

There are some very ignorant people about!

Moominsarehippos Fri 12-Apr-13 18:33:57

I'm glad the manager got back quickly and apologised. The lack of common sense or decency in some folks who work with the general public (ie are paid to interact with clients) never ceases to amaze me.

foryonisonly Fri 12-Apr-13 18:35:02

Do you know what, the sn thing is not that relevant. How dare anyone tell yoi off for having a big buggy full stop. Obviously the sn issue necessitates it rather than by choice, buy even so. I'd lile to hope they are sitting feeling suitably mortified but I suspect if they have the audacity to even comment, they pribably are a selfiah git who has no conscience anyway. sorry for you and dc. brew & thanks & choc bar or leftover easter egg

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Fri 12-Apr-13 18:42:14

Sorry you had to put up with this ignorant rudeness. We have used ours many times in London and generally been ok, looks but no verbal abuse. Several times I have been surprised by people eager to help us up stairs etc. Other times flabbergasted by clearly healthy mobile young people taking lifts over stairs and making us wait. ( waiting does not go down well with ds). don't give up though, some people would like people like us to stay indoors and never show our faces I public. They can't be allowed to win.

lljkk Fri 12-Apr-13 18:45:38

I've seen a few of those buggies around. They are distinctive.
My kids still cadged lifts in regular pushchairs up until nearly 7yo, nobody said anything that bothered me.
Sometimes I think I must be very scary. wink
Sorry you had a bad time, OP.

crashdoll Fri 12-Apr-13 18:55:24

thanks and brew for you.
Sorry you met a twat today, people can be such arseholes. sad

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