Last month I went to a conference in Canberra. I was a speaker there. I caught a taxi to and from the airport.
"That's bullshit", he said
He told me how ignorant people can be and how they don't consider how quickly someone can acquire a disability or be impacted through a disabled child. We talked about the diversity of disabilities. He also said how he recognises that he is representing his family and country, and it's a shame that discriminatory behaviours can tarnish the reputation of a race.
When the ride ended, he apologised to me on behalf of taxi drivers and his race - though I said there was no need to. What a wonderful trip.
We thad such a deep conversation. He showed me a photo of his child and wished me a good trip as he helped me with my luggage. I love these small interactions. One person shook my confidence about catching taxis. And another restored my faith in drivers.