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Old 02-04-2012, 03:12 AM   #1681
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Milking the cane, huh??

I dyed my hair because some fella, older than me, carried all my laundry and soap into the laundromat, he thought I needed the help...


On Thursday I got on the rapid transit train and had barely gotten on when this 20 something young man stood up and gave me his seat. He must have seen my cane getting on ahead of me. Well, at the next stop a young woman got on with no cane but an obvious disability. I even offered her my seat but she said no way! There was another 20 something guy in the other accessible seat and she asked if he was handicapped and he said "no, why". She told him she was and needed the seat. He spent the rest of the half hour trip pretending to be a sleep. Someone else gave her a seat. When the young man "woke up", she had taken a picture of him to send to the transit authority. He said he didn't know why everyone was ganging up on him and how could he know she was disabled if he was asleep. About a half a dozen people (including me) said "BECAUSE SHE TOLD YOU SO AND YOU WERE AWAKE!" He took off very fast...we are sure it wasn't even his stop . I doubt he will ever make this same mistake again.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:18 AM   #1682
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that'll most definitely get a young guy's attention.

or any guy's attention, especially with tongue in cheek...
LOL!! I don't care if it is tongue in cheek or an honest good Samaritan . In two days I had two young men help me out. I think I will stop dying my hair to get the grey out and save money on wrinkle cream! Just don't tell DH!
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:27 AM   #1683
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I am handicapped and I use it all the time to my advantage. I have even had a full blown arguement with a big burly truck driver. He finally saw it my way. He was blocking a handicap access and refused to remove his truck. It wasn't until I pulled out my cell phone and threatened to call the RMV and the police that he moved his truck. It would have been a $500 dollar fine for him and then again for the company.

My daughter works for the RMV and I have reported more than one person parked illegally in handicap spaces. It pays to know people in high places.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #1684
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I have a cane from one of the times I injured my leg. I have been tempted to use it on occasion.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:09 AM   #1685
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I have a cane from one of the times I injured my leg. I have been tempted to use it on occasion.

I have one too, I never thought about using it to attract people!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #1686
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We are going out tonight to a fancy fund raiser. I havve to go & find something decent to wear, these things are not my thing. It should be an interesting evening.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #1687
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I have one too, I never thought about using it to attract people!
I was thinking of using it on public transit. I have osteoporosis and I don't want to stand while the bus is moving and risk falling down.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #1688
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I was thinking of using it on public transit. I have osteoporosis and I don't want to stand while the bus is moving and risk falling down.
You shouldn't have to hit some young kid with a cane in order to get a seat on the bus!

Who raises these people!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #1689
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Just getting ready to unload my drumset from the truck from a gig last night. Didn't feel like doing it in the cold at 2:00 a.m. Then, clean up the joint for a weekend visitor.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #1690
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You shouldn't have to hit some young kid with a cane in order to get a seat on the bus!

Who raises these people!
I guess I just don't look old enough yet.

But it's getting there. (Age is a great teacher and a terrible beautician.)
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