I'm sure many of you who have seen my posts in the past will know I'm quite open about my thoughts on the forums - I'll quite openly say that it upsets me that a lot of people on here would write horrible comments about suicide jumpers in fronts on trains for instance. I teach a year three class. I've also been very open with them and explained when we had transition days last year that I had an unseen disability. Much like you can't see people who have cancer are poorly until they're very very poorly sometimes. The children know that I get tired very easily and that I can't pick things up off the floor and are extremely understanding for such young people. However. I have come across in the past some less than understanding adults who might learn a thing or two from these children! Ironically, on a bus journey back from a talk on this exact subject I sat in a disabled seat. Fifteen minutes into the journey and someone with crutches jumps on. Ten minutes later I recieved a torrent of abuse for not giving up my seat and being demanded as to why I should stay sat down - to which I explained my circumstances and said person grew very red in the face and apologised profusely. They didn't ask the more adult looking person than I sat behind me or across from me may I add! I can completely understand the frustration this passenger may have had, I really do. But then I don't know if my open nature/attitude just allow e to recognise these things happen, you get shouted at - it's done. Have you ever been in my position? Or in a position where perhaps you've thought you deserve a disabled seat more than the person say there because of their potentially hidden disability? What did you do? What went through your mind?