Poplar Kid’s Republic
Shakespeare & Co. Antiquarian Books
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El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A PSA From A Person In A Wheelchair
Alright folks, let’s talk about helping people in wheelchairs.
First off, let me start by saying I know that the people who want to help have good intentions. Many people don’t want to help at all; in fact, they’ll go out of their way to not help. So, thank you.
However, oftentimes, good intentions can lead to bad results. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone through a conversation like the one above. (Obviously, the one above is exaggerated but I digress.)
In fact, let me tell you what inspired this comic. I was wheeling towards a door in my residence hall yesterday (a door that I had opened multiple times) when a person raced up and asked if I needed help opening it. When I declined, they said, “Let me help.” I tried to decline again but by that time they had opened the door. So I thanked them and entered, only to have them race past me and open the next door. Again, I thanked them and told them that I didn’t need help. I turned the handle of the third door and they abruptly pushed it open, pulling my arm in the process. I thanked them through gritted teeth and they grinned, pleased that they had helped someone.
It’s one thing to offer help. It’s another to insist that you help, especially if the person in the wheelchair declines.
One, frequently asking (or downright insisting!) is going to make the person in the wheelchair uncomfortable and annoyed. Secondly, you might unintentionally end up injuring said person or otherwise inconveniencing them.
"But I want to help!"
I know you do. And that’s great.
But do me a favor and follow these two rules:
1. Wait until the person in the wheelchair asks you for help.
However, if you don’t want to wait and insist on asking them:
2. If you do ask a person in a wheelchair if they need help and they decline your help, DON’T HELP.
It’s that simple!
Meanwhile, in prehistoric Canada…..
No no, you don’t understand, moose really do get that big. Take it from a Canadian. I’ve seen that bullshit in person. Scary as all heck.
I can second that statement!
They are majestic as fuck and very territorial, they will chase you if you piss them off or accidentally injure them. also in the event of a car accident you usually won’t make it because they are so big their body weight crushes your pitiful engine-powered matchbox.
Respect the Moose; Beware the Moose!
-Sincerely A Canadian who has dealt with moose monsters and eaten them
"It’s death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. And with an accumulation of those experiences, women tend to walk with their feet."
foods that will poison cats:
- dairy products (adults turn lactose intolerant)
- fat trimmings, raw meat, eggs, fish
- grapes and raisins
- onions and garlic
- tuna (when not made for cats)
- xylitol (artificial sweetener)
if you have a cat please reblog this
Even if you don’t have a cat please reblog this for all your followers who may have their own precious little baby.
Save this to your phones or computer and post it on other websites like twitter too!
Why would you NOT reblog this?
Ha ha found’em!