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    Hate being pushed- my top ten

    I hate being pushed about in a chair at the best of times. occasionally for whatever reason I require to be in an attendant pushed chair rather than having free range in a battery model to whizz myself about. how does one address the faults of my pusher without totally offending them. is it best to jump in with dos and donts when their new, I just feel lately Im always pickig holes in the way my carer does things but the bad wheelie attendant driving habbits area a pain and upsetting sometimes and i can see them being a habit if I let it go. but then again one cant pick too much on the free help given :?

    my top ten or bad wheelie attendants, Im sure you all have a list ;)

    10- They parallel park me places, ie outside shops, toilets etc. (like it saves sooo much room that way)

    9- they turn their bodies to talk to the people but gradulay coz they keep one hand on the chair I end up pointed away from the group.

    8- I have to shout to be heard so I end up looking half crazed.

    7- shopping gets dumped on or around me

    6- they forget the imprtance of the chairs braking system

    5- none of the lowered service counters in shops or medico places are actually manned

    4- they go too fast, they go too slow.

    3- they forget when they are turning me that my feet do have some feeling left and dont really like being smacked into walls. :evil:

    2- Stangers think they are at liberty to lean on my chair & think its funny or OK for their kids to push the chair with me in it :twisted:

    1- I think my biggest annoyance is when the stop to talk to people I am often left out the loop, worse than a kid i a buggy as I dont even have the cute factor. :twisted: :twisted:

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    #84621
    Re: Hate being pushed- my top ten

    So true … I hear ya on loads of them.

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    #84622
    Re: Hate being pushed- my top ten

    Agree totally here.

    The leaning on my chair bugs the hell out of me. Being in my electric chair I move off, its amazing how many lose their balance :twisted: I have have even had strangers lean on my chair :roll: to which I have loudly said to friend/carer with me “so glad I paid thousands of pounds for my chair so it could be used as a public leaning post” 8-) needless to say they soon get off. As I’m getting older I am getting to the point where I just don’t care anymore if I offend someone!

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    #84623
    Re: Hate being pushed- my top ten

    So true…

    Gloriously scary yet rather exhilarating moment at the weekend when being pushed across a major set of traffic lights in the centre of Manchester that had broken down, so traffic was heading randomly in all directions. My pusher (who is actually very skilled at it) marginally misjudged the lip at the edge of the inadequately dropped kerb, which meant we shuddered to a halt with a fast car bearing down on us…

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    #84624
    Re: Hate being pushed- my top ten

    Mine get a training session (from me) before they do much pushing. Happy to give you all my tips if you want via pm. I tell them straight out that they don’t make wheee noises, they don’t tap the handlebars, and no, I am not a coat stand. That goes for friends too. Oh, and I’m capabale of putting my own brakes on, so that is definitely not their job. Family do not get to push me anywhere as I can’t tell them what to do/ not to do. Sounds like maybe you need some help in asserting yourself in laying down the rules of what is and isn’t acceptable when you are paying them to do a job.

    Ameena
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    #84627
    Re: Hate being pushed- my top ten

    I can’t believe people are ignorant enough to lean on you guy’s wheelchairs! What a cheek!

    It is a good job none of you wheelies were with me today when i was having my Motability car serviced, the lounge was upstairs (no lift) and the toilet downstairs! Not much use when you are full of complimentary coffee and Coke!

    It is staggering that a dealership that is being kept afloat by Motability customers, can be so inconsiderate to our basic needs. It took me about 10 sodding minutes to get upstairs, all the time being interrupted by staff coming up and down.

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    #84626
    Re: Hate being pushed- my top ten

    @ranald wrote:

    I can’t believe people are ignorant enough to lean on you guy’s wheelchairs! What a cheek!

    Just occasionally it can be useful. At standing gigs when necessary, I’ve done that “you-can-lean-on-the-back-of-my-chair-if-you-let-me-sit-in-front-of-you” thing. Better view that way…

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    #84625
    Re: Hate being pushed- my top ten

    @petered wrote:

    @ranald wrote:

    I can’t believe people are ignorant enough to lean on you guy’s wheelchairs! What a cheek!

    Just occasionally it can be useful. At standing gigs when necessary, I’ve done that “you-can-lean-on-the-back-of-my-chair-if-you-let-me-sit-in-front-of-you” thing. Better view that way…

    I did that, the person was able to get some great photos, real close ups by standing behind me.

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