[Ohio-talk] some thoughts and humor

Smith, JW smithj at ohio.edu
Wed Feb 17 16:45:09 UTC 2016


All right Sir, here is my proposal.

The next time that we travel together and after we leave the bar to catch our flight, let me push you in a wheelchair and let's see if we can get some positive meadia coverage ok?

Jw

Dr. jw Smith
School of Communication Studies
Scripps College of Communication
Schoonover Center, Rm. 427
Athens, OH 45701
smithj at ohio.edu
T: 740-593-4838


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Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] some thoughts and humor

Wow!! Just Wow!

Last week I went to OSU East for a sleep study. Although it is a big facility, it is small in comparison to OSU Main. I don’t have people panicking and trying to bring me a wheelchair at Main. So I was surprised when East went bananas and asked why I was there by myself. Why did someone just drop me there and leave? What were they supposed to do now?

I said you can give me directions to where I need to go. 

Oh know they exclaimed! This is a big place and you’re not familiar with how to get around.

I said I know, that’s why I’m asking for directions.

They said let us call someone! A few minutes later, a man came with a wheelchair and stopped right in front of me.

I said I don’t need a chair. I can walk. 

He said why don’t we use the chair for now.

I quietly but firmly said, because I don’t want to!

To my amazement he put the chair back, and I did not have one more problem while I was there.

That was at a hospital, where they are used to putting a lot of people in wheelchairs for different reasons.  I had an easier time getting rid of the chair there than I do at airports some times.

I must say I have not had a chair offered in Columbus or Baltimore for a very long time.

Eric
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