The New Handicap — Wheel Tales of Willow City

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

We won't be going until someone gives up their seat.

We won’t be going until someone gives up their seat.

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

The New Handicap

Hello Mr R, Uellow!

Hello Mr R, Uellow!

How was your bus-ride today?

How was your bus-ride today?

It was fine, but when did having a smart-phone become a disability?

It was fine, but when did having a smart-phone become a disability?

I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

Nearly every time I get on the bus, the front seats are all taken by folks either talking on, watching movies or TV on, or playing games on smart phones or tablets. Here if not other places the front seats are reserved for the disabled, elderly, or pregnant riders. There are signs up telling able-bodied folks to give up these seats to those in need. (Not just a warning but a regulation.) Some of them might have an invisible handicap, but I am sure that most are just feeling that their use of their gizmo supersedes that of those who need those seats. (I have even watched some feign sleep to avoid eye contact.)

Is using a smart-phone or tablet now an accepted disability? I have seen them sitting oblivious to someone trying to juggle their cane while trying to hold their balance on the moving bus. Bus drivers are often too busy on a crowded bus to tell the rude riders to give up their seats. But some will come right out and let the riders know that the bus won’t be leaving until a seat is given up to the intended disabled, elderly, or pregnant rider. Too often it is an elderly person who gives up their seat.

This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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