It is just NOT FAIR
September 2 2014
I am disabled. I use a wheelchair for almost everything, to shop in the Mall, to go to Disney, On the cruise, if I am having a bad day, even at Walmart. Because of our trips, and because Master and I are becoming frequent travelers, we therefore we belong to some groups and forums with people who have the same interest, be it Disney, or Cruises or All Inclusive's.
AND me in my rose colored glasses, the world is good, the human race is good, well, I find it hard to believe that healthy able bodied (Here after referred to as AB), stomp there feet and complain about it NOT BEING FAIR. Ya seriously
AND here are a few hot spots -- Why do Handicap (HC) people great free parking at the ports/Airports when I have to pay 20.00 a day. (boo hoo it is JUST NOT FAIR) And I calmly explain to these people that we cannot take a shuttle to the airports or cruise ports, that they are not HC accessible, NOR can we park else where, some place cheaper, for taxis are not HC accessible, NOR can we stay at a hotel and utilize their, "stay here and park you vehicle for free" packages for they also do NOT have HC accessible vehicles. Hell 90% of city buses are not HC accessible. So we are FORCED to park at the airport or cruise port, that is why we have free parking.
But it doesn't matter to these people all they see is YOU get free parking.
Another we hear ALOT is getting to the front line at Disney. Ya we do get to the front line at Disney. SO FUCKING WHAT? It is not like we HC people have access to every ride in that place or ANY park for that matter. You don't hear us going "it is not fair that you AB get to go on ALL the rides and see ALL the attractions and we don't"
Or the famous "watch were you are going". Ya I have heard that ALOT. OK folks, I have a wheelchair that weighs 300 pounds, with SIX wheels, my wheelchair does not turn on a dime (like your feet do) my wheelchair does not stop on a dime (like your feet do) , so if I am behind you and you stop suddenly, guess what ?? I am going to run into you. And yes I feel bad, and yes I sincerely hope you are not hurt, but to yell at me..when YOU stopped suddenly..is just wrong. You have two feet to watch, I have SIX wheels. Just stay out of my bubble give me room to maneuver, don't hop in front of me, and remember to look down. I am SITTING so I am not in your face I am at your butt ! Please just watch for me.
And the elevators - OMG, please do not jump in front of me when I was there, waiting first. How unfair! And please if I am in the elevator, do NOT crowd me in, I need room to move my chair, I am NOT as flexible or mobile as you are. So if you think you can *squeeze* into the elevator with me and the other passengers, then guess what?? YOU PROBABLY CANNOT WITHOUT MAKING ME FEARFULL OF RUNNING OVER TOES. Please just give us some space.
It really does piss me off when I hear idiotic people complaining because of the few perks we get. Like bigger bathrooms, or bigger HC rooms on the cruise or in a hotel. Or the free parking or moving first to the line. WTF people. Are you all STUPID???
We do without, so much stuff. I can go on and on, not having access to all of the theme parks, hell I been on 5 cruises and have never seen the top deck. Not being able to go on all kinds of excursions or trips, not being able to walk the caves, or zipline, not being able to stay up or out late at night, have to do those meds, ya those ones, that after 6 years STILL make me sick. And you want to complain and stomp your feet and cry about "ITS NOT FAIR" because of the few perks we do have???
Let me tell you what isn't fair..it is not fair that the child born with CP has to stand out in the 100 degree weather because there is no access, hell it is not fair that they even have that disease. It is not fair that people like me, whom lead a clean, honest, loving caring life..can barely walk because of some stupid disease.
It is not fair that kids die of cancer..
LIFE IS NOT FAIR
So stop your damn whining about what others do or do not have and just be happy, with what YOU have, for one day..you too may find out..just how unfair life can be!
I miss my Dog and I am slowly healing