[audio-pals] Re: First Day of School

  • From: "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:18:51 -0400

I would imagine it is very maddening and for good reason. Sometimes the lack of 
common sense is a disability that many people suffer from unfortunately they 
effect everyone else with their disability though.  


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Didn't Amanda sometimes want to ring Josh's neck anyway?  Why should today be 
any different?  All kidding aside, just think about the way you will be able to 
advocate for your clients as a lawyer---when you are ready, I have a doozy for 
you regarding 2 airlines who left my sister stranded in their airports with NO 
assistance.  Whereas, if she would've needed wheelchair assistance she would've 
been treated much differently...apparently just a service dog isn't enough 
anymore.  The ADA wasn't at all interested in pursuing this matter, the airline 
denied the event.  This has been very, very, very, very maddening to me, 


Go Josh!!


On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:51 PM, Thomas McMahan 
<shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> wrote:


Shouldn’t a family stress class have some stress for you and your family then?  
Sounds like it’s going to live up to it’s billing.  


You will do okay.  Amanda might want to ring your neck before the semester is 
over, but you will get it done *lol*.  


On Aug 20, 2014, at 1:56 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I had a little issue when I first arrived at the school. It was kind of weird 
because the semester before last the area that they drove me to was the big 
deal and they said they couldn’t take me thorugh there, well some of the 
drivers anyways. This time they took me to the place that was the issue when 
all they had to do was drop me off at the entrance there at the street. They 
insisted that they could not do that because there was construction going on. I 
told them I was aware of the construction and if they will walk me back to the 
road I will show them where I need to go. They refused saying that the 
construction blocks the road. Finally, I get my disability person on the phone 
there at the school and he says he will come over there which he is in an 
office several blocks away. After I hung the phone she said well lets walk donw 
where I had originally said. I told her exactly where I needed to go and she 
complimented me telling me that I drew a pefect visual and brought us right up 
to the doors I needed to go to. I am thinking to myself why didn’t you just 
listen the first time when I told you instead of both my driver and one of the 
supervisors acting like I was an idiot. So, I try to call my disability person 
back and he had already started making the trek over so he had to walk all the 
way over there to just find that I was where I needed to be. Hopefully that 
does not continue to be a problem.

    I made it to class without any issues once I was inside the building. The 
class although very interactive with groups which I am not a big fan of was and 
seems like it will be an interesting class.

   Then I catch the bus over to the disability office only to find out that 
they did not let me off at the right doors. So, I am trying to find an office 
and I did so I asked them how to get hwre I needed to go. So, I get up to the 
office where I need to be and talk to the person I need to talk to only to find 
out that they do not have what I need. So, I make the phone call and take the 
bus back over to the building where I need to be.

    I then head inside to go to my second class. This class is going to be a 
tough one even though it is a junior level class. The work load sounded like it 
is going to be graduate level. This is my family stress class. The graduate 
student though seems like he is going to be willing to work with me and that 
makes all the difference in the world when you have a teacher willing to work 
with you and get feedback.

   I go to head out for the day and I am waiting at the door for my bus. While 
waiting a friend of mine, also blind, walks in and I helped her find the 
elevator. I think I threw her off by standing on the wall she needed in order 
to get to the elevator. So, I did my good deed for the day. A lady was walking 
from the parking to trying to get to the cross over bridge, this is where I get 
to do my second good deed for the day *LOL*, she asked me how to get to it. 
Just so happens I remember that location very well from the days I worked on 
campus and was able to give her directions right to whre she needed to go.

    I have homework in both the classes I had this morning. We will see how my 
3 hour class goes this evening.          



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