Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Handicap and loving it!

It is really nice having a 'handicap' boyfriend. It definietly comes with some benefits. For one thing we have been able to sit in the handicap section for the last two BYU basketball games. These seats are awesome because you can sit down for the entire game which isn't the case if you are in the student section. Another benefit is that I no longer feel guilty pushing the handicap door opener at stores. After all these buttons were made for people like us who need a little extra help getting through the heavy department store doors. When I was a little girl my mom always told me not to play with those buttons because the were there for people who really needed them. I can't say I'm happy that I've needed that kind of assistance at the age of 23. Another good thing about Brandon being 'handicap' is that everyone is more friendly. People are always coming up to talk to us and tell us their story of when they had knee surgery or were on crutches. Plus people will open the door for us and allow us to go first. Last but not least is his handicap parking pass. We have only used it a few times at the movie theater and grocery store but let me tell you it is very helpful. The pass is good through August and I can already tell I am getting attached to it. Even when I don't have Brandon in the car I check out all the handicap parking spots available. But no matter how hard I try to justify myself using it without him I can't...I would just feel too guilty without him there.

4 comments:

Rick and Janae said...

In LA if you have a handicap pass you can park at any meter without paying, so that is pretty sweet! I use those door buttons all the time when I have my stroller and have never felt bad a bout it.

P.S. Even though you have a handicap parking pass you need to take of this handicap word verification it is driving me CRAZY!!!! I type my comment then lose it every time I forget the secret passwowrd!

Camille said...

I think you should still park there...those spots are always empty! Somebody needs to use them.

kathy said...

I have to say the handicap permit has sure come in handy for Eric and I and I have to say that I have abused it and parked in a handicap spot and left Eric in the car, but shhhh don't tell.

Liz said...

Nurse Karen, it's so fun to know what is going on in your life! You are being a good girl taking care of Brandon especially since his accident was with your family, oops, ha ha. You are beautiful, friend! :)