Inter-What? — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Inter-What? by DWPenner

Inter-What?
by DWPenner

Hello Mrs Little!

Hello Mrs Little!

Hello Willy! Do you have a few minutes to give me a hand?

Hello Willy! Do you have a few minutes to give me a hand?

Sure I have some time for you.

Sure I have some time for you.

What can I do for you?

What can I do for you?

Can you come in and help me out, reading my telephone bill?

Can you come in and help me out, reading my telephone bill?

Why do you need help with that? You have good eyes.

Why do you need help with that? You have good eyes.

They've put my bill on the Internet and I don't know how to use it.

They’ve put my bill on the Internet and I don’t know how to use it.

I'm sure I can help you with that...

I’m sure I can help you with that…

...and I'll try teach you about the Internet too.

…and I’ll try teach you about the Internet too.

That would be great! Everyone is going onto the Net and they just assume we know.

That would be great! Everyone is going onto the Net and they just assume we know.

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.

It seems that many people and organizations are making assumptions about people and technology. They assume that “everyone” has a Cell phone or a Fax machine or a computer and the Internet.

Not everyone has access to every gadget. It isn’t just people who despise change or technology — many people don’t normally have a need for some things. For example not everyone feels a need to be on the Internet and don’t want the added expense. For another example not everyone has a need for a Cell phone — their normal land-line works just fine in their lives.

The only time they miss some forms of technology is when someone makes another assumption that “everybody” has it.

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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My Eyes are Down Here! — Wheel Tales of Willow City

My Eyes are Down Here!

My Eyes are Down Here!

Betty, my chair has been playing up. I'm waiting for the service man.

Betty, my chair has been playing up. I’m waiting for the service man.

Willow City Wheelchair Service

Willow City Wheelchair Service

Now I don't have my electric wheelchair for a while. I'll need help.

Now I don’t have my electric wheelchair for a while. I’ll need help.

Let's go get some ice cream! I'll push, you pay!

Let’s go get some ice cream! I’ll push, you pay!

Hi Willy, Betty! Did you just have an ice cream?

Hi Willy, Betty! Did you just have an ice cream?

Yes Hank, we just had some. If you were here earlier I would have bought you one too.

Yes Hank, we just had some. If you were here earlier I would have bought you one too.

Why is Betty pushing you in the manual chair?

Why is Betty pushing you in the manual chair?

My electric wheelchair is in the shop for a day.

My electric wheelchair is in the shop for a day.

Willy, why do the clerks keep asking me what you want?

Willy, why do the clerks keep asking me what you want?

They always are looking at me and ignoring you.

They always are looking at me and ignoring you.

It's always like that Betty, they always talk to the care giver.

It’s always like that Betty, they always talk to the care giver.

Sometimes it makes me want to say: "Talk to me, my eyes are down here!"

Sometimes it makes me want to say:
“Talk to me, my eyes are down here!”

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.

When many people come across a care giver with a person with a disability, they will talk to the care giver ignoring their client as if they weren’t there. Remember to address the disabled person and not the helper if you should be talking to their client.

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