I just need to let some steam out (well more than I already did while writing complaints to the relevant people)... I am unfortunate enough to have an 'invisible' handicap... (untreated scoliosis)... which among many other things means that stairs are my enemy... it causes me a lot of pain and I'm so, so scared of falling because of my screwed balance. And the pain isn't just over once I leave the stairs... it lasts the entire day, adding to my chronic pain. Sunday I was going home from a lovely weekend with my friend and some of her friends, by train... there 2 elevators were out of service, meaning I was forced to use the stairs... which I did. Today I took a shortcut home from the store that lead me through the train station... I figured by now they must have fixed the elevator... I mean, there's people in wheelchairs and people with prams who need to use them. Well... I was being stupid. So yeah... I staggered down the stairs, carrying heavy groceries... I was about to cry from pain at that point, but I kept a brave face. I went to the kiosk, I know they aren't officially connected to the station (they just have their shop in the station building and sell tickets...) and I told the girl there about the elevator. She didn't seem impressed, even if I mentioned that it was very 'inconvenient' for handicapped people... she then spotted a man in an orange suit and told me to run after me. I'm sorry? RUN? I could barely walk. I had hoped at least she could take a message or something... but nope... I went home, fuming and hurting... opened my laptop and wrote two complaints... one to the train company and another to the kiosk. I mean, WTF, for at least 4 days the elevator has been out of service. There was no notes anywhere saying it was out of order, so for all I know no one is fixing it. I am lucky, despite the pain, that I could make it down the stairs. But a person in a wheelchair will be caught there. I am so sick of this. And also... another thing I am sick of is the looks people give me when I go for an elevator at all... I weigh a bit too much, but the truth is even if I was skinny I'd still have pains (yes, maybe a little less, but still)... and it's very hard to exercise with this condition, the only exercise I'm allowed is walking... and even that hurts.