My aunt and my dad both have PD. My dad's main symptom of PD is the slowness of movement and of course, it bothers him. On Saturday, he was in a shop and took his time getting his money from his wallet, in order to pay. The woman on the till tutted loudly and then muttered under her breath. My dad said to her, 'you'll have to excuse me, I'm not as quick as I once was' but she sighed again and turned her body away from him.
Did she *really* think he was being slow deliberately? Does anyone choose to be slow, on purpose??!!! Her attitude upset my dad and of course, put him under more pressure (which doesn't help matters). Later, we sent an email to their head office to complain about the way this woman had treated my dad. No matter how busy a shop is, staff shouldn't be impatient with customers who are slower than anyone else. No one chooses to be slow!