This wouldn't have remotely been a story if a Syrian refugee wasn't involved. But because it was, the mainstream media ate it up story like it was candy.
On July 5, wheelchair-bound Mohamad Alhajabdullah was trying to catch a bus to take his son to a dentist appointment. He ended up waiting, according to CTV News, for over 90 minutes until he decided to stand in front of one demanding service.
It wasn't that the other buses refused to take him, it was that they couldn't take him because they were full. At this point, any responsible father would have called for a cab to make sure his son wouldn't miss his appointment. But if you wait for 90 minutes, chances are you're going to miss it.
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Mohamad told the bus driver, “Sorry madam, I can’t remove from here if you don’t find a solution for me.”
It's not the bus driver's place to find you a solution. It's your own responsibility. What do you think would have happened if you tried this in Syria?
After a 10 minute delay, which most likely negatively affected the daily lives of several people on the bus, a passenger called for a wheelchair-accessible taxi.
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There, a passenger on the bus just ended up solving a problem in minutes. Did you really need to inconvenience everyone?
Mohamad told CTV that he wants his son to know that if “you take action you can get results”.
“If I keep silent and keep down, there’s no one (who will) know what happened with me,” he said.
Except the solution to your problem was just calling for a wheelchair-accessible taxi. Something that only happened because you annoyed passengers with your entitled antics. That's utter garbage.
I've been in situations where I've waited just as long, if not longer, for a bus. And yea, it sucks. But you know what I did? I found another way. Either by taking a different route or getting a ride. It's not bloody rocket science.
You're not special.