My little sister and her family left on vacation today, so I am going to talk about her.
She gets visibly frustrated with me because I do not demand more reasonable accommodations, like today.
We had training on evac chairs we'll use in our new building. I did not really want to be transferred to a stair chair and slid down steps, especially not at 8 in the morning. But training is no good if people don't know what it is really like to transfer someone who can't help.
I decided to get up an hour earlier than normal to eat breakfast at home so I'd have plenty of time to evacuate my innards before I trained to evacuate the building.
This annoyed my sister. She thought that I should have said, "I'll train, but at a later time." She thinks I don't request accommodations because I am trying to prove my toughness.
I wish it were that.
Really, it just doesn't occur to me. With today's training, I saw a clear solution and that was getting up early. I didn't really want to, but there is no real reason not to. Other than being tired, there were no bad effects.
If I can accommodate myself, why ask others to do it?
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