Yes, I worked with a guy who told me the story in panel one. No, I didn’t like him much.
I can think of several reasons a person would need a scooter without “looking like they need one.” Arthritis, heart condition, bad hip, circulation issues, you name it. Working in the theme park industry taught me that you can’t diagnose someone’s medical conditions just by glancing at them.
That said, I did see more than one family using a scooter or a wheelchair to try to skip lines. One young lady literally ran up to the entrance of the ride I was working, asked to borrow the courtesy wheelchair she saw tucked away behind the gate, then sat down in it and asked us where the wheelchair entrance to the ride was.
I have never taken more joy in telling someone that the regular queue was totally ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.