OT Rant

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by lisapooh, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. lisapooh

    lisapooh HH Pin Crazy Pooh Fan

    Mar 14, 2000
    How do you discourage people from using the back of your chair as a prop, support and propelling point?
    Last night my family took me to see Dralion for my birthday. The seating was very tight and I was the only wheelchair user there. A guy behind me kept using my wheelcahir back as a way to propel his body through the space behind to get in and out of his seat. He did this several times even after I asked him to stop. Couldn't do what I would have liked to do (back over him)
    Any other suggestions?
    Another PIA was that only one person was allowed to sit with me in the area designated for wheelchairs but they sat others there who were not wheelchair users with their entire group. And I plan to write and complain about that.

    Pooh Bear
  2. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

    Aug 23, 1999
    I don't know what you can do about it (except "accidentally" putting your chair in reverse). People don't seem to understand that touching part of someone's wheelchair is like touching part of them. Or maybe they do, and they normally go around hanging on people's backs.
    Anyway, I agree with you that you should write and complain about the seating. If other people were not limited in the number of their party that could sit with them, I don't think you should have been either.{

    SueM in MN
    Co-Moderator of disABILITIES
  3. SueOKW

    SueOKW Go Tribe!!!

    Apr 8, 2000
    I hope you managed to enjoy your birthday anyway!!!


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  4. Nanajo1

    Nanajo1 DIS Veteran

    Sep 23, 1999
    Another thing..... I was in my ECV and we were in the last row at HBND. Late comers entered after the show started and stood right behind us and talk in regular voices trying to decide where to sit. They acted like they weren't in the theater because they weren't sitting down! Finally, my DH asked them to lower their voices or move away. They did apologize and did seemed embarrassed that they were interupting the show for those sitting in the HP seating. This happened at other shows as well.

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