Hallo folks ,
been a while since I’ve been here so a belated happy new year to you all , I’ve found that for me the rest of the world goes at nearly 3X my speed but
when I’m in my wheelchair the world goes slightly more to my pace BUT some idiots ( and I do mean idiots ) still look upon us slow walkers/wheelers with
distain , as if their lives are being so held up because they might delayed by …ooohhh…seconds ! I had an instance before christmas where a woman in my
local Boots , who was laden with shopping , asked if she could queue cut me ( in my wheelchair) because she was “very busy ,as I’m a business woman” . I
had one bottle of perfume for my beloved . So who can guess my “polite” refusal ?
As for the slow mental side , I tend to frequent only local shops now where everyone is aware of my brain farts as I call them so the patience shown
is that of a very saintly saint …but I ramble people , I suppose we all face the same problems in unique guises so there seems to be many ways to cope ,
two of my favourites are to make the people guilty of being impatient to see me shake my head as it usually gets the point over or , and this is my favourite
favourite , all time favourite favourite …say very loudly “sorry for holding you up but my crutches/wheelchair are/is very tired after the long walk they/it has had!”
…so yeah , going slow is pretty common to most of us I think , there are a lot of people who recognize we have a disabilty and dont mind and there are
those who dont , so , sod them !
Anyway ,take care people and keep the faith