I know it's hard to hear this when you've been led to believe for your whole life that you are more important than anyone else, especially any person with mobility issues.
Back Story: 2 weeks ago, I messed up my knee (ice is evils I tells ya!). 1 week ago the Dr. put me on crutches. I have mostly worked from home, but I am into a busy point and need to be in the office more.
The rant is this: why do people, even when seeing the crutch, feel free to push ahead to get on the accessibility coach and the elevators? Last week a CSA had to tell 2 women twice to wait and let me on the elevator first.
This week, a very nice woman has made certain I get on the elevator when we arrive at Union (she also makes certain a visually-impaired gentleman with a service dog gets on the elevator as well). Then held me up because others jammed on and pushed me over!
There are nice considerate people. But more and more, there are so many that are just rude and pushy and very self-important. Even some of the CSAs are not telling people to wait while those of us are trying to get on. In the mornings there is myself and a gentleman with a cane. Unless the train stops directly in front of where I or he is standing, people will force their way onto the train. I have seen the carnage.
Basically, people need to know that those with mobility implements are not using them because they want to (believe me, I am hoping I can ditch it after the Dr. appt on Friday). We are slower and hurt and can't dodge and weave like everyone else. Some common decency goes a long way to making our day a little nicer.