Friday, 16 January 2015
Wheelchair Users Only!
With thanks to Buzzfeed
And, damn, they look good.
Broken pavements, cracks in the path, no slope down from the path to the road… Your hawk-eye view of the ground doesn’t miss a beat.
That goes for the girls in their stilettos too.
It is heavenly.
Most buses only allow space for one wheelchair or one buggy. So when push comes to shove, vying for that space can be dirty business.
When you’re going uphill, repeat the mantra “at least my arms will be toned”.
Unless you can count on the kindness of strong, burly strangers to lift you down, steps are thine greatest enemy.
A lot of venues use their wheelchair bathroom as storage areas or keep it under lock and key therefore making it inaccessible and sort of pointless.
You will be a pro at parallel parking by the end of it all.
Seriously. Get to know your expensive hotels and use them as your pit stop when you’re out and about.
Soap and sometimes even gold-plated taps.
Even though you wish you could look this good on the court.
Stairs, escalators, broken lifts, small doors, tight spaces, rough paths, giant hills - we are up against a lot of things.
“Do you mind me asking what happened?” is a question you should refrain from asking for a while. Get to know the person in the chair first.
Ask us what we need, don’t assume what’s best for us.
Glide into every party as if you’re wheeling onto a yacht.
You’ll never get anything done if you listen to the naysayers.
Some clubs or music venues have flat entrances, so get to know where they are. Leave the days of queuing in the rain behind you.
Some days will be really tough but never let them get the better of you.
Things have come a long way in the last 10 years and they can only get better.
Wheelies, donuts, sharp turns. You have it all down to a tee.
Never underestimate the power of a good buddy.