https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45765767 After the airport forgot to load his self propel wheelchair, this paraplegic man chose to drag himself along the floor through the airport rather than be pushed in a 'push only' wheelchair. His reasons are that it would be humiliating & degrading to have his independence taken away by not propelling himself. While i recognise that airport services for disabled passengers is abysmal... what does it say about his view of those of us who aren't able to self propel? I cant possibly self propel & i cant have an electric chair either because i get so confused & disoriented that it wouldn't be safe. I had to work hard to overcome the erroneous but society sanctioned shame of losing my independence & needing help. And i find it somewhat insulting that someone who i'd have thought might have a more enlightened view thinks that the indignity of being pushed would be so shameful as to humiliate them, demean them in some way. Thanks very much but I am not demeaned by needing that help, why should it be a shameful thing to need it? I am with the guy in his anger, and in his protest at poor service, but he needs to get over his pride. Some of us have to be pushed, some of us have lost our independence & we are not made less by it. I refuse to be humiliated by it. Maybe i'm being over sensitive but i dunno something about this just smacked of something unpleasant. What do others think?