Thursday, December 22, 2011

Top 10 Benefits

This list balances the bad (see Top 10 Challenges) with the good. These are the Top 10 Benefits of My Disability:

10. No one expects me to help clear dishes at dinner parties.

9. I'm given the most comfortable chair in the room.

8. Any time I'm not in gym shorts and a tank top, I can claim to be "dressed up."

7. I have a legitimate reason to get regular manicures and pedicures.

6. I take a nap whenever I want to. (Oh wait, I used to do that anyway.)

5. I cut to the front of long theater bathroom lines and go into the handicap stall.

4. When the cashier at the market asks if I'd like help out with my groceries, I say "yes," and then I don't have to take my own cart back.

3. People hold elevators for me.

2. I have lots of stuff to write about.


That's all from me this year. Thanks for reading and happy holidays!


  1. This list is a hoot. My favorite benefit is being wheeled to the front of the security check-in line at the airport. Just one of several benefits to reserving a wheelchair when I fly.

  2. Excellent! Did you also know that many cities don't charge for parking at parking meters if you have an handicapped sticker? Check with your city for handicapped parking regulations.

  3. Perspective and balance --- or the front 2 tires and the back 2 tires on my truck. Sometimes I need props to keep me on the beam.