I was walking with two other friends. We were stopped and I was standing about 5 feet away from my Sun EZ-3 trike. Some dumb bimbo on a beach cruiser rode by in the street and yelled at me, saying something like "you're in that chair and you're standing, you're a b@#$%!". Basically she was accusing me of being an able-bodied person using a wheelchair.
I was in too much shock, otherwise I would have jumped on my bike, chased her down, and asked her to kindly repeat herself. Needless to say that put me in a foul mood for the rest of the night. What if she ran across some of my neighbors who have health problems that prevent them from walking much, but don't cause complete paralysis of the legs? Would she accuse THEM of "faking it"?
People who are too stupid to tell the difference between a bicycle and a wheelchair should not reproduce!