Saturday, September 1, 2012
Calm in Chaos: What to do when the swamping begins
I am one person with finite resources, and limitations that have been increased during the past two weeks back at work. All parking in front of, behind, and to the side of our building has been removed due to renovation and construction. The closest place to park of any kind has been in the range of two blocks, walking both up and down steep inclines, over areas where there is broken or uneven sidewalk. There are two ADA parking spaces behind two buildings at the end of our block, and they are never available. There are no other ADA spaces within 2 blocks of the building. The two closest bus stops are--yes, at the top of the hill two blocks up, and at the bottom of the hill two blocks down, so there is no advantage to riding the shuttle--it just increases my commute time. So, when you see me creeping downhill to avoid tripping, and slowly struggling uphill, be kind to me instead of swerving around me in annoyance. I could be your grandmother. And, I am calm in chaos.