Cambridge’s Dead Happy Clothing is currently running the Shop Mobility Challenge.
Basically, you have to target a mobility scooter and then, find something possibly rude, brightly couloured and noticable to stick somewhere on the vehicle. Once you have done this, you must photograph your achievement and post it to our Facebook. If loads of people participate, then we will create a point system e.g. extra points if the person driving the scooter is in the picture. The person who gets the most points on their picture at the end of the week, might just win a prize ;)
They are encouraging their customers to target the sick, disabled and/or elderly, graffiti their mobility vehicles with “possibly rude” stickers and take a photo without the person’s permission. In short, they are victimising the disabled for promotional purposes. I’m amazed they could think this is even remotely acceptable. Please let the company know, in the politest terms, that they should be ashamed of themselves.
This is pretty sickening. Not sure if it’s still running…
It’s looking good and proper gone from their Facebook, so either it’s over and done, or they got enough flak from this to stop.
Fucking glad, tbh, this bunch of numpties are in the same shopping centre as one of the Cambridge Shopmobility schemes, so that’s a lotta scooters providing service to a lot of people that could’ve been fucked with.
Shopmobility are an awesome scheme, I’ve borrowed power chairs from them quite a bit and they’ve made a lot of time out in town I couldn’t otherwise have managed much more practical - something they do for a lot of other people too on tiny budgets with volunteer staff.
They’re pretty boss tbh, and if this lot come off their boards and break a leg for a bit, they’ll lend them a scooter or a chair too.
(So ‘ta for the original link, now I know who not to shop with in the Grafton, yo).
This sounds like an absolutely wonderful way to bully, yes bully hundreds or thousands of people who have the need, either temporarily or permanently, to use mobility equipment.
Good job there. Target people with disabilities for a marketing stunt, sounds great.
If anyone tries to do this to me, I’m going to mace them in the face and run them over repeatedly.
If I catch anyone trying to do this to someone else, I’m going to mace them in the face and run them over repeatedly.
If you do this to someone else and I’m not looking, I’ll break into your house in the middle of the night, mace you in the face, and run you over repeatedly.