Someone Grabbed Me Without My Permission

I was calmly, quietly waiting my turn at the takeaway counter for Moe Sushi at Crossways Subiaco. There was a long queue, but I wasn’t in any hurry at all.

Suddenly, without warning, a well-dressed, well-groomed lady in her 60s/70s comes up behind me and grabs my shoulder painfully hard from behind, and it still hurting several hours later; I may need physiotherapy treatment; I may have bruises tomorrow.

She clearly felt it was ok to do this because I am a wheelchair user.

It is NEVER ok to grab anyone, wheelchair user or not, unless there is an immediate safety issue.

“I want to get your attention to ask you intrusive questions” is not an immediate safety issue.