asking for help

posted on January 1, 2009 - 4:03pm
At a small shop inside a large mall in the Mexican state of Sonora, I drove up to the counter in my electric wheelchair, lifted the aluminum can of soda up onto the counter and put down 20 pesos beside it. As the friendly older lady handed me the change, I asked her if she would pop the top for me, seeing as this small task wasn’t possible for me to do. She was glad to do this, but at...

Your boss guides you toward the one restaurant in the neighborhood with steps at the entrance.

posted on March 1, 2005 - 10:53am
Your boss comes by your cube and says he’s taking the whole group out to lunch. Great, you think. You prefer to eat alone, but free food is impossible to turn down. Before you have a chance to find out where you’re going, your boss has moved down the hall to bestow free lunch on a co-worker.
posted on July 1, 2003 - 12:49pm
Money can't buy love, but it can buy a van with a lift and a remodeled bathroom. Money is the root of all evil and of all wheelchair ramps. Money can't buy good health but poor health is easier to take when you've got money. So where is all the money? Alas, this story doesn't contain the complete answer. But it does offer a variety of ways and places to look for little pots of gold.