Thursday, January 17, 2013
T-36 : Screeching Wheelchair
Today on campus a motorized scooter / wheelchair zoomed past me at what seemed like faster than "walking speed". I grinned when I saw him fishtailing, seemingly on purpose, in the snowy crosswalk. Then I almost laughed out loud when I saw him hit the brakes and actually screech his tires to a stop when a car passed in front of him in the parking lot. In fairness, I think it would have been his fault! Anyway, we all have handicaps. I can't say for sure what was going through this guy's head or whether my perception of his speed, spins, or stops was consistent with the truth. I can say, though, that we should all be certain not to take advantage of other people giving us the benefit of the doubt with any disability.