“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley
As a newbie cripple I have had to learn how to get things done myself , well at least try . Anything else, I call on my fam or close friends to try and help me out . So today I had my appointment at the Apple store at Square One and of course I needed a ride . sidenote: it is so weird not having a vehicle anymore . I feel like a pest asking people for rides, I don’t know how people are so comfortable always asking ! I need a car ASAP. Anywho, none of my friends could give me a ride and my father wasn’t available so my mom and I decided to take the transit to the mall and of course my little family decided to make it a family trip . Little did I know this trip would solidify my disgust for living in Brampton .
First of all , WHERE IS THE SALT ON THE SIDE WALKS ?! I had to tip toe all over the place because I was playing Slip N’ Slide with my crutches . The ice storm was a few days ago , the sidewalks still look like hazard areas with all the trees and ice all about the place . The whole time I was walking to the bus stop I was just kissing my teeth lol . Anywho the trip itself wasn’t bad . The bus drivers seem to love my mom, must be the God in her lol . She’s so patient and kind even to the jerk bus drivers and they can’t help but smile … ew man lol thats besides the point .
When we get to Square One the first thing on my mind is getting an electric scooter to ride around and stunt in aha (this is a big dream of mine since I got my ankle fractured, lame I know), but of course the mall is busy and they are out of everything so I had to sit and wait even while I’m already late for my appointment at Apple . After getting flustered I hopped over to Apple with my sister so I could at least tell them I’m in the mall . They tell me they’re already behind schedule and they wont be able to see me for another hour and since I’m on crutches they wanted me to sit and wait for them to call me . Now I understand I’m injured but sitting down waiting patiently while I’m starving is quite difficult to do . But I work in retail and I understand how it is to go through the holiday season in a high demand store so I decided I’ll wait . Yadda yadda they fix my problem after an hour and some of waiting, thanked them and blitzed to the food court (now by this time my mom was finally able to bother the information desk and get a wheelchair) .
After we’re done eating, we made our way to Victoria Secret so I can use the lovely gift card I got for my birthday (spanks Janay) . I usually don’t shop there cause I find them to be for the hottie hotties who are looking to impress their husbands / boyfriends and ting .. Sorry I don’t have any of that LaSenza and Winners will suffice lol . Regardless to say I used all of my gift card YAY but my experience was extremely terrible BOO. Seeing as how I’m not able to get around without assistance, its frustrating when associates see me trying to get by and instead of moving out the way or giving me some space, they act like I’m not there or look at me like I’m lower than them . Then these two black girls working there are looking at me up and down like I did something to them, nothing new but lately since my patience has been strained I have no time for nonsense . There’s other things I could name wrong with that experience but they closed and I got my things so whatever, I won’t be going back to that location again . To top it all off when I got to the terminal to go back home these ratchets decided it was cute to mimic me trying to get around, which I found extremely sad and pathetic but just keep the ratchets in your prayers ya’ll .
Regardless I am now home laying on my couch defrosting about to start watching Prison Break on Netflixxxxxxx . Sorry for the rant but I just can’t wait to walk properly again ! #CountdowntoJanuray16 !!!!!