Karolina Pakenaite, who suffers from Usher syndrome, was travelling to Southport with her 16-year-old sibling Saule and guide dog when they were confronted by another passenger.
We have seen a rise in public policing over the past few months, but with the recent mandatory face covering rules now in full effect, well, it seems the public are now all the policing we need.
The Metro reports:
Despite explaining that 24-year-old Ms Pakenaite’s condition meant she was both hard of hearing and visually impaired, the woman refused to accept their explanation and accused them of ‘taking the piss’.
Their ordeal was recorded on a mobile phone as they travelled on a Merseyrail train from Liverpool Central on July 16.
The article from the Metro continues:
The woman can be heard in the two minute-long clip questioning whether Ms Pakenaite was really ‘deafblind’ after she was able to respond to her comments.
She can be heard telling them: ‘You’re taking the piss, you.’ Ms Pakenaite’s younger sister later responds: ‘Legally she is deafblind. There’s a spectrum. Google it. ‘You don’t know what you’re talking about.’
This type of social divide is only going to escalate, it’s inevitable. For anyone who has been on social media the past few days, its clear there are a lot of anger towards people who are warning about the use of facemasks and don’t follow the non-sensical herd mentality.
Take care out there and lets just hope latex gloves are not the next Covid-19 accessory to be mandated.
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