It’s Called A Wheelchair. You’re Welcome.

WARNING: I am mad AF, so prepare for a lot of swearing, ranting, and if you’re a fan of Madonna, don’t read this. If you are a fan of Madonna and still find yourself about to read this, please don’t come for me.


It’s recently become apparent to me that people have NEVER seen a wheelchair before… or, have simply never seen a 20 year old, ‘healthy looking’ female in one.

Until today, I haven’t been out in Madonna (my chairs called Madonna because it’s a piece of shit and I can’t stand it) for around 5/6 years, give or take a year or two.

To everyone who stared at me today. Fuck you.

To the adults who stared at me whilst I was having a laugh. Fuck you.

To the kids who stared, and to the parents who joined in with the staring. Double fuck you.

And, to the man in the wheelchair who stared whilst I got out of the car, and got into my chair. Guess what? The biggest fuckwit award goes to you. Congratulations.

No, I’m not expecting everyone to cover their eyes whilst I glide on past. I’m expecting everyone to have a little goddamn respect and to mind their own business.

So, all I’m asking is that if you see Madonna and I, just smile and carry on with your day. It’s not fucking difficult.

To those who don’t do the polite thing and don’t actually consider that I may in fact ACTUALLY BE A HUMAN TRYING TO GET ON WITH HER DAY, don’t think for a second that I won’t continue to stare your ass out too. Also, I am incredible at staring contests, so I think we both know who’s going to win this one.

*SPOILER ALERT*

It’ll be me.

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45 thoughts on “It’s Called A Wheelchair. You’re Welcome.

  1. Wow, fuck them. Just use those situations as a reminder that you are so much more intelligent, respectful and open-minded than most of the population and move on. On a more positive note…you are super cute so they are probably just checking you out πŸ™‚ xoKitty

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  2. I’m sorry people are such idiots. I get stared at a lot too. I’m not sure why. Everyone that’s with me notices though. I’ve kinda gotten used to it. Anywho, you’re perfect. And you’re right. Fuck them and their disrespect. You’re amazing girl. Don’t let that shit bother you.

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      1. Yes!!! The first time I went out with my mother in law she yelled at some guy and was like, “hello! Would you like to say something? Because you’re staring like you would like to have a conversation!” Lol

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  3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ fucking Madonna. I’m dead. I’ll reply with words of wisdom & support once I’ve gotten over the fact your wheelchair is called madonna because it’s old and shit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ xxx

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      1. Does she have any fans?
        People are crap. Let them stare. Decorate your chair in boob cones and glide about sining like a virgin. Give them something to stare at. Own Madonna babes.
        PS you need to write a book. The way you write your experiences is hilarious & so real. You got a talent my lovely friend use it!xxx

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      2. Surprisingly, I think she does! Whenever I mention my ‘dislike’ about it, I get more than a few words thrown my way πŸ˜‚
        I’m definitely getting on that boob cone idea though. Madonna will be SHINING!
        But thank you so much! You’ve made my day haha! xxx

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  4. Ahhhhh…I can so relate to this. I’ve been a wheelchair user for three years now and I still get annoyed by people who often stare at me. I get either the looks of sympathy, people trying to be overly nice to compensate for their uncomfortableness or people ignoring me all together. It’s weird and awkward. Sorry you are experiencing this.

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      1. We’re all good ta, it is tiring, having to be alert all day for a little being and try to keep yourself well πŸ˜‚ but it’s so much fun and so rewarding ☺️ how are you? Glad to be home (again) I bet? xxx

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  5. Wow…I’m so sorry people treated you like that, I genuinely can’t understand why! But I love your attitude when it comes to negative situations, it’s clear you’re pissed off yet you deal with it way better than I would have. And the fact that your wheelchair is called Madonna killed meπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  6. Yessss girl!! Keep on ranting, you’re so spot on. I wish people weren’t such arseholes, forget them and keep going with your head held high xx
    Liv
    livslack.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Screw those bastages!! You roll with Madonna and screw what the incensitive fucks have to say (or in their cases not say) Those people don’t matter. I’m new to following you, so not sure why you have Madonna, but it also doesn’t matter. None of my business, and it’s none of theirs. The world is full of fucshittery…don’t let them steal your shine. Blogs are great for venting frustration.

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    1. I don’t think I’ve loved a comment more! I have written a post called ‘My Chronic Health Journey’ if you’re interested in knowing a bit more! I just pray that none of them twats end up in a wheelchair and get stared at! They’ll then realise how much of a dickhead they’ve been if they ever end up in one!! x

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  8. It sounds a little silly, but it does get better. No, nosy people won’t get better manners, hateful people who are confused by your age won’t get better sense, but YOU will get better. You will get braver and care less about the asshats who stare. You will force people to see you instead of your wheelchair by being the awesome person that you are. You will also get better physically when you go out. Taking care of your body by using Madonna is a huge achievement and you should be proud of yourself. I remember my first time going out with mine and I was a little scared. After a few times, I was kicking myself for not doing it sooner. It wasn’t the saddest thing in the world like so many people believe; it made me feel free ! I am able to do so much more now and with less pain. Do what you need to do to stay mobile and happy. Screw those nosy Nancy’s and just take care of yourself. I am always available to talk if you need anything.

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  9. I get that a lot too. Yesterday I was at a playground with my friend and her little girl and this boy kept staring at me the whole time. I get that he’s a child, but seriously, parents should educate their children! And I thought we’re living in an educated world these days, but it’s not better then it was 20 years ago!

    (A tip: when someone stares, I stare back. It’s a bit rude, but they usually avert their eyes after a while, haha!)

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    1. I do the exact same as you! I’ll stare back for as long as possible haha!

      I just don’t understand how parents allow their children to stare and point! I’d much rather the parent come up to me and say ‘hey my kid was wondering why you were in a wheelchair’ and then I could explain to them, rather than feel like a laughing stock! I totally agree that parents should educate their children, over leaving them to stare and point!

      Maybe one day, we’ll be able to go out and not get any stares!

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