Super Nice Temporary
One week, my hand therapist decided that my whole right arm was rotating inward. She made me a full length plaster cast that held my arm in the correct direction. I wore it for several days until she sawed it off. During that time, I learned our society is super nice to disabled people whose problems are clearly temporary: a sling, crutches, a cast. A woman came up to me and offered to hold my ice cream cone while I paid for it. This happens less so with a wheelchair or a twitch.