Monday, January 5, 2015
What would you do?
Hi everyone - please forgive me for the inexcusably long absence. I have been wrapping up 2014 and ushering in 2015 and became more than little sidetracked! I'll be bringing you up-to-date in the coming month.
I have a question for you. Recently I read a "Dear Abby" column and disagreed with her answer completely. Over tea, I posed the question to Sir Knight - his answer mirrored mine. After dinner, before we abandoned the table, we posed the same question to each of our three older children, they too, answered as Sir Knight and I had. Funny thing, that!
And so, I ask you - what do you think? Here is the scenario:
You are in a public ladies bathroom (you gents will have to use a little imagination here). There are three regular stalls and one larger handicapped stall (equipped with a baby changing station). When you enter the bathroom, all of the stalls are occupied. A line quickly forms behind you. Directly after you is a frazzled looking young woman with a loudly fussing infant in her arms and a cranky toddler attached to her skirt. The first bathroom stall to become available is the handicap stall with the baby changing station. Being the kind and generous person that you are, you usher the young mother into the stall and continue to wait for another stall to become available. Almost instantly an angry voice cuts through the room - a lady in a wheelchair (at the back of a very long line) voiced her adamant opinion that the woman with the babies should have waited for a "normal" stall and she should have immediately been ushered into the handicapped stall.
What do you think? Should the mother and children have taken the handicap stall or should it have been reserved solely for the use of the handicapped patron?
You can probably imagine our response, but tomorrow I will tell you what our family thought and what "Dear Abby" answered. I can't wait to here what you say!