This is very trivial in the great scheme of things. I retired nine years ago. I’ve some contact with former colleagues, some retired, some still working. This week I got an invitation to the retirement party of someone I trained thirty years ago. I checked with the venue, the function room is upstairs in a listed building so they’re not allowed to install a lift, so I can’t go.
i don’t take it personally, it’s just one of a number of places closed to me and my wheelchair, but it’s upset me more than I would have imagined. She’s said we can do lunch together sometime, but it’s not the same is it?