Monday, April 26, 2010
I have a pet peeve. I don't like those people who think handicapped restrooms are ONLY for the handicapped. Yes, they're designed especially for wheelchair access, but they're there for everyone. If no one handicapped is in line, feel free to use the restroom. If there is a handicapped person, they can wait in line until it is free or move to the front of the line to be the next person in.
I am not handicapped, but I like to use them. They are wider, they usually have a bar to help lift you up, and they are higher off the ground. If you have knees that don't bend, there is nothing worse than having to get down to within 12 inches of the floor to use a toilet.
If there is a long line, feel free to use the toilet. They are NOT just for the handicapped, they are there to help the handicapped if they need it. Not using it is like saying, you can't walk up a handicapped ramp because it's made for wheelchairs. Just be kind enough to give the things up when they are needed.
Thank you for listening to my pet peeve. And the next time someone gripes that a non-handicapped person is using the restroom, reassure them that the restrooms are for everyone.