There’s a coffee shop I go to every now and then, and I always happen to notice this guy in a wheelchair, just about every time. And unlike a lot of handicapped people who are kind of either accepting of their situation, or are generally polite and understanding of their handicap, this guy kind of comes off a little bit dickish.
Doesn’t say thank you if I hold the door open for him, I see the way he kind of brusquely wheels around the already-cramped interior of the place, and without really saying excuse me or please in regards to moving chairs or tables so he can park himself, he just does it with no courtesy to others. I get that he’s handicapped and may harbor some resent in his life as a result, but there’s no reason to take it out on the rest of the world.
Anyway, I was walking around the proximity of the coffee shop the other day, and I saw him wheeling down the sidewalk, evidently on the way to the coffee shop. For some reason, seeing him outside of the confines of the coffee shop made me think about the wheelchair guy in Ghost World, who dickishly exploited the daily trivia question for free coffee, every day, much to the dismay of a barely-legal Scarlett Johansson.