|[AMRadio] Re: Hamfests (Tolerance of scooters)|
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Sat Oct 20 06:42:46 EDT 2007
Well stated and very moving.
I believe that everyone can deal with the 1 percenters.
Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Hamfests (Tolerance of scooters)
>I have close second-hand experience with scooters so I think I have
>something to add to this discussion. What do I mean by that?
> I mean I've never used one myself but my wife needed one in some
> circumstances for quite a few years. She had two very bad knees. At
> various times they were bone on bone, tangled/torn ligaments, fragmented
> and torn cartilage, and finally three total replacements. For a few years
> she survived on heavy pain killers. She really a wheelchair or scooter in
> situations just like a hamfest where she just could not do all the walking
> necessary but was fine to get out and look around a booth or whatever.
> Besides the normal feelings of self-consciousness she was also aware that
> some might look at her get out of the chair and walk around and believe
> she was a faker. So often she suffered in pain rather than suffer with
> people off looks. So be careful when making a snap judgment when you see
> someone get out of a wheelchair or motoscooter and then walk around.
> Unless you have in deed walked a few miles in their moccasins.
> Now this has nothing to do with rude and inconsiderate people in or out of
> scooters. At NEARFEST like most places I go I find 99% of the people to be
> considerate and pleasant. It's the 1% that often leave a lasting
> impression on you.
> Mark W1EOF
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