27 Things You'll Only Know If You're A Wheelchair User
Being a wheelchair user is kind of like being in a secret club.You look at the streets and buildings differently and, sometimes, you get to use separate entrances to everybody else.
You'll always be the first to know if someone's fly is undone.
Your dance moves aren't traditional but they still work.
You know each and every crack or pothole on pavements and walkways.
Cobblestones are proof that hell is a place on earth.
When a new road or path is laid down, the thrill of bump-free wheeling is overwhelming.
When a buggy is waiting at the bus stop, war is about to commence for that sacred space reserved for wheelchairs or buggies.
If you've experienced the hills of Edinburgh or San Francisco, you feel unstoppable...
...until you see steps with no accompanying ramp.
Wheelchair bathrooms often double up as storage closets.
Sometimes, they don't even fit a wheelchair.
That's why it's handy to keep a list of Four-Star hotels that have wheelchair bathrooms in their lobby.
They have proper big wheelchair toilets in there AND they have nice soap.
Not every day in a wheelchair is like this.
Even though you wish you could look this good on the court.
Even if Lady Gaga is stealing our style.
There are days when it feels like everything is closed off to us.
You get asked inappropriate questions all the time.
And sometimes people talk about you like you're not there.
But it's important to make an entrance.
When people call you brave, it never feels like a compliment.
But you'll take it anyway.
You never let anybody stop you doing your thing.
You say toodles when you get to skip them in the queue to the club.
You know sometimes people will stare.
But you don't let the tough days get you down, especially if you're new to this.
You know facilities are definitely improving for wheelchair users.
Not even a hipster on a fixie can rival your wheel skillz.
You surround yourself with good friends.
And you hope one day to be as badass as this dude.
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