I used to be a solo performer, singer, writer, director, actor and college teacher. Now I have ALS so all that's left is writing. I'm curious. I have an amazing son named Mac who is 16 and wise beyond MY years and who tells me I'm good looking for someone who is dying and old which is worse than saying nothing but i still love it. I am playful and I love life more than I can express.
perfect commentary. i am sorry for all the assholes in the world who abuse/use handicapped stalls.
p.s. if possible on the next VLOG, please allow the background comments to remain on screen just a tad bit longer for us slow readers. thanks.
Ah Carla, Always so succinct. I just wanted to say that in my experience Yoshi's has always bent over backward to accommodate my handicap(s)(as does Club Deluxe in SF). I hope you have experienced the same from them but if your experience is different from mine let me know & I will personally go there & set them straight. Actually I like to make scenes in places that think the ADA doesn't apply to them, so make a list & I'll go down it one by one setting them straight.
Wow! What a jerk that lady was. Good for you for bull-dozing her bag! That's my favorite image of all.
Hilarious! I felt like you were right in the room with me!
...I CAN'T believe she said you're in a wheelchair because you didn't wash your hands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!
public restrooms? I can't wait to hear your vlog on airline food!!
I was gonna make that joke, but then you talked about the See You Next Tuesday in the bathroom, and it made my hear hurt. Much love, friend
There used to be an old TV show with Art Linkletter called Kids Say The Darndest Things. There should be one today called Narcissists Say The Most Disgusting Things. You encountered a real doozy. And incidentally, I will NEVER set foot in a handicapped stall again even if I have to pee my pants. You give great lesson, Carla
Hi Sweet Girl,
It sure gave me a lot to think about. We have only two stalls at church, one handicapped and everyone uses it. I will certainly think twice before I ever do it again. The world is populated with idiot people and you encountered a poster child for the rest of them. I have a man in my neighbourhood who had me put my life on hold for a week as I lived in fear that he would actually kill my dogs with rat poison. Something he threatened. After quaking in fear for a week I realized I had given my power to him and have taken it back and am living my normal life again. As I said, there are idiots everywhere. Loved the VLOG.
Wesla Whitfield has observed that many people have treated her to be an idiot because she needs a wheelchair.
My wife used a wheelchair for a brief period after hip surgery. The 1st time we went out (it was a crowded event) a group cleared a path for us to get through when an idiot charged the other way and commenced swearing when he collided with the wheelchair. I cannot understand such benighted fools.
Hi Carla; It was good to hear real problems that handicapped persons have. I have to admit that if all stalls are full and the handicapped is empty I have used it, hoping that no one will come. From now on I will just cross my legs and wait for the one I am supposed to use. I have never thought about the soap and the towels being out of reach, these things should have been looked into when they made the large stall for the toilet. Don't these design people ever get a real handicapped person to show them what is needed? Perhaps there should be a sign on the door - "for wheelchair persons only". Some people need the writing on the wall.
They are marked with a handicapped symbol but that does nothing evidently. After viewing the Vlog I decided to have more explicit stickers made & start sticking them up Guerilla style
I have visited and been moved by your blog before but this post shamed me into responding. I am guilty of appropriating many a handicapped bathroom stall as my dressing room, hanging up my gig clothes on the convenient hook, changing, applying make-up, fixing my hair... everything short of having a deli tray delivered and hanging a star on the stall door. NEVER AGAIN! Thank you for raising my awareness on this issue. I only wish your film crew had been there.
I, too, am guilty of sneaking into the disabled accessible stall. Shame on me - lesson learned. As for the lady you encountered, it does not suprise me at all. I am a runner and recently flew to an out of town race with a friend who is a wheelchair athlete - paralyzed from mid-chest down. I watched people pretend to look elsewhere as he and I struggled with bags and manuvered in narrow airport aisles, and had people ask ME if he planned on getting out of our shuttle van at a stop (because apparently when your legs don't work you need someone else to speak for you). People also shouted questions and information to him (because when your legs don't work you also can't hear so well) and even had an airline pilot tell me and a WONDERFUL gate agent that it was not his job to help hold the narrow wheeled cart (used to transport disabled individuals from their chairs at the gate into the plane) while she and I stuggled to help transfer my friend to his seat. That trip was eye-opening and I now go out of my way to assist when I see a disabled person in need. Thanks for the reminder.
You told me this story in person a little while back. But instead of a "bitch", I thought you called her "well, let's say 'runt'". Sorry if it seems sexist, but that seems to fit better.... Evil narcissist.....
So sorry you have to deal with that! Get a Flip Camcorder and record jerks you run into and upload them here into your VLOG! People like that should get an opportunity to be seen by everyone.
I take my 97 year old grandmother to amusement parks/events and have been pretty horrified by people who are rude to ppl in wheelchairs. You would assume able-bodied people would step aside when they see someone waiting for the stall in a wheelchair... but noooooo. I guess they think because she's sitting there's no rush.
Thanks for sharing and teaching.
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