I work in a large supermarket and give advice to dozens of customers each day. I make no secret of the fact I have Parkinsons. Many people notice my hand shaking and ask. So last week when I noticed a female customer looking at my hand I thought nothing of it. A short while later I was advised she had complained about me being drunk. Had this been true I would probably have lost my job. Fortunately my employer is very supportive. My manager listened to what had happened and has promised to support me if there is a recurrence of this. My manager was totally shocked that anyone would think I was drunk at work.
At the time it was quite upsetting. In a job where one is constantly dealing with customers there are bound to be moments of stress but this felt far worse. The support from managers and colleagues has reassured me.