Children can be so funny sometimes, it’s almost unbearable! I was at the supermarket and nearly wet myself I was laughing so hard. The poor kid that triggered laughter was not overly impressed though. Her mother thought the event quite funny.
Yesterday, Vodafone NZ ran a treasure hunt, hiding 20 HTC Magic phones throughout the country. Being in desperate need of a phone, I went on the hunt. Because of a spurr-of-the-moment decision it became impossible for me to even attempt to win the phone, being excluded as a wheelchair user. I was rather disappointed, to say the least. But that is not the important bit. The important bit is that Vodafone turned around and found a fix in less than 20 minutes from being alerted to the problem. They went above and beyond, and I want to thank them.
Today has been a long day at work. It is cold outside, and it’s wet as well. By the time I arrived at the supermarket, it was also dark. And as happens so often, out of four disability carparks, two were occupied by cars without disability parking permit. I was not happy at all.
Traveling by plane when you are a wheelchair user can be quite an adventure. It was not that long ago that it was announced on an airplane intercom that the flight was being delayed because of a "handicapped passenger".
Children often have the right of things. It is as they grow up that they learn to notice differences in people. It is often their parents that teach them (consciously or not) to fear the differences.