Friday, October 2, 2009

At the Fair

Luke, Brayden, Brayden's attendant and I headed to the Waterford Fair. Carter was there with school for the day.

The Waterford Fair is full of old time crafts, civil war reenactment and touring historic homes. I knew that fair and location was not suited too much for Brayden. All of the buildings are historic, rough roads and big hills...not the best for a wheelchair but we were going to make the best of it.

But first the parking. Before I go on with this story, let just say I rarely behave like this (thank goodness) and it is clearly not my most mature moment.

OK back to parking.

I live in Waterford, just outside the historic old town. I knew where would be the best place to park for Brayden's wheelchair and the people directing traffic were helpful...that is until we came across an overzealous volunteer. I was following the fair traffic down the main road. I had my window rolled down. When we came up to the volunteer, I asked for handicap parking ahead because that was where I was told to go.

The women came back at me with a "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" With a mean face and her face so red from yelling and she was only standing 5ft from my window. I said that I was told to go ahead. She again screamed, "NOOOOOOOOOO!!! YOU HAVE TO GO IN HERE! NOW GO, GO, GO!"

I cannot remember in my adult life when I have had someone yell at me like that. I was so flustered that I drove in to the lot she "told" me to go into.

OK, here comes my not so great moment...

As I was driving in, I was hanging out my window yelling back to this volunteer, "YOU DO NOT HAVE TO YELL AT ME! And I was not finished yet, I came back out my window as I was further in to the parking lot, with a "YOU CAN ASK ME TO DO SOMETHING NICELY!"

Yes, I know, mature.

We went into the lot and found another volunteer who sent us back out of that lot to another one where we could park for handicap accessibility.

After the parking fun, we went down to the fair. It was wonderful. Luke spent most of his time making things like a little broom, stamped leather and made a leaf ornament. He was fascinated with a mime who was doing silly things and playing silly music. Luke wanted to sit and watch every performer that was around. Brayden slept for the majority of it but was awake enough to enjoy some music.

1 comment:

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Looks like a neat place to take the boys. That parking attendant must have been having a really bad day! There is no need for that!