There we were, in the disabled seating area for Fantasmic. My mother had broken her leg, so that's why we were there at the time.
The CM's came in and asked everyone who was in a wheelchair to move to the front so they could see better.
We all moved accordingly, us to the back because she wasn't in a wheelchair.
My mother is a special education teacher, so she is very sensitive and strong headed about these issues.
Some lady with a stroller pushes her way to the front and plants herself there, along with her large family.
My mom, you must understand, is not only passionate about what she does but is too loud mouthed for her own good. Something that makes me cringe when she speaks out in public to people.
I can see my mom's eyes grow furious as she sees the woman with the stroller in the front, where the wheelchairs are supposed to be. I silently beg her not to say anything.
But, being her, she marches to the front to give this woman a piece of her mind.
"excuse me, but I am a special ed teacher, and how dare you put your stroller up here when there are people in wheelchairs who really need to see. I don't understand why you would do this! You are inconsiderate of disabled people."
The woman had tears in her eyes. "I am using this stroller as a wheelchair. My daughter is an amputee!"
She flips the stroller around, and there in it is a little girl, about 4 years old. Cute as a button, dressed in a red dress, wearing Minnie Mouse ears.
And she has no leg.
Well, I'm a very emotional person, so I start crying, and I hug the woman, who is crying as well.
My mom is standing there, dumbfounded, with her mouth open. She just made a fool of herself.
My mom walked over in shame and apologized profusely, and the lady was grateful and she hugged her.
Just goes to show that you should think before you speak, and you don't always know someone's situation.