Notice I didn't ask "if" you play. Admit it, if you have a disability, you've played the disability card to excuse bad behavior or get out of doing something. Sometimes, in this town, we blame Metro Mobility (which is doing a pretty good job now, but whose past still makes for some good excuses.)
How do I play? Usually it's me overbooking myself, when my introverted spirit takes hold and I just want to stay home and read or relax. My excuse? My arthritis is acting up and I just need to lie low for a few days. If I really wanted to do something, I'd find the energy.
Thanks to motivational speaker Scott Chesney, who is in town and who will speak at this week's Age and Disability Odyssey in Rochester for bringing forward one of our dirty little secrets.
So, how DO you play?