Afternoon my fellow little icicles!
Well yesterday I went to a
consultation (I use that word loosely) meeting about
Fairer Charging Policy being implemented by our local council, for care.
About 40 service users turned up…some with their carees. Some very poorly folk with a variety of mental and physical disabilities.
Before that i been to the cinema and for lunch, with my 2 carers, in the new complex in town. I used an accessible loo…managed not to fall on the floor…but it was the ususal type, with loo in a corner, so it was tight to allow a carer at each side of me. But it was a successful mission!
Then we went to get a taxi to take us to the meeting. I`ve never used a taxi as hubby takes me wherever i need to go. But I didnt want to have him come out 3 times, to deliver and collect me.
What a shock we got! There was a line of about 6 taxis…all with a disabled sign on.
Well not one of them wanted to take me!!! i couldnt believe it! They looked at my wheelchair and shook their heads. I didn
t understand why. They said my chair was too heavy........its just a regular sized wheelie! One of them radioed for a different taxi. He wasnt sure he could get me in either! he pulled a ramp out and i attempted to drive up…got stuck…gradient too steep…moved back, gave it some welly and up I went…had to duck…good job I had a furry hat on or I could`ve decapitated myself!! Anyway, i was in. But there was nothing to anchor me down!!! heavens above…what was i supposed to do?
I told the driver to go steady and not do any sudden braking. He got us to our destination okay…reversing wasnt as dodgy as going in.
Inside the venue, I asked where the accessible loo was. headed off towards it…looked inside and no, no, no! The wc was so low down and I knew I would never get on/off safely…so i didnt go. sat through the meeting, asked a few questions…got very unclear answers.
Became uncomfortable as I needed to wee…plus I had been seated for too many hours in one position…meeting ended…waste of time…many other people felt the same…hubby came to take us home and en route…I peed myself! Really uncomfortable now!
carer cleaned me up and got me into bed…fed up, sore, and ate a cornetto and half a big toblerone!
I know how to have fun, eh?