Everything may not be as simple as it seems.
What may sound one way to someone, may seem another way to someone else.
Or maybe they were just not paying attention to what is being said thus missing some vital details.
All you really can do is laugh and hope for the best.
Many abled individuals may not completely understand the frustration that may come with it.
I went to Texas for a few days to meet with some business clients and to get out of the cold.
I met a lot of great new friends and I learned a lot.
I also managed to take this trip alone, which is quite an accomplishment in its self.
I got to ride a recumbent in December for 18.9 miles which was pretty awesome!
But the trip didn’t come without trouble.
It first started off with the flight delays. We were on the plane and after 46 minutes they were like we have to switch planes. So we pulled back in and then our plane was supposed to leave at 3. Then it finally left at 3:30.
We got off the ground and landed in Austin about 6:30 pm. With the help of someone I had reserved a car through Avis, a compact car with a spinner knob. I got to the counter and she was like we don’t have a reservation for a spinner knob; you needed to reserve it specially.
Oh but I did and I went to show her the email. That is when she called someone and she had me sit down.
A few minutes later they “found” my reservation and gave me directions to the compact car with a spinner knob.
I got to it and it was a 7 row Ford Flex with both a spinner knob and a handbrake. Oh great!
So here I am in a different city at night in a large SUV and doing a crash course in learning to use a hand brake.
Oh it definitely couldn’t get any better but it did. Now I had to do a tight spiral driveway to exit and I couldn’t get the headlights on.
But all I could do was laugh.
I got to my friends Matt’s house around 8 at the end of the Zoom call and then the hotel.
The parking garage was underneath and I had to do what seemed like a 10 point turn in order to get out.
Overall the trip was great! I learned a lot about myself and my abilities.
Are you doing all that you can?