Because of the slowly progressive nature of Kennedy's Disease, I fought using a wheelchair for several years. But, I must say, once I crossed over to the ‘riding’ side, I found there are some benefits.
This is an update on a 2009 post and is meant to be informative and entertaining.
The Top 10 Benefits of Using a Wheelchair
10. You never become tired while shopping with your spouse. If she takes too long trying on clothes, you can recline the seat and take a nap.
9. You can go twenty-five miles at five-to-six miles per hour without breaking a sweat.
8. You have preferred parking spaces all over the city. (Most of the time anyway)
7. No matter how crowded, you have a special seating section at movies, concerts, and sporting events. It might not be the best seat in the house, but no one is sitting in front of you.
6. Many movie theaters provide discount tickets or have free admission for anyone in a wheelchair. Now this is a PERK.
5. Most people will step aside to allow you a better view (at the zoo, aquarium, parade, etc.).
4. If you bump into someone (accidentally or on purpose), they almost never take offense and often apologize to you.
3. You never complain that you have been on your feet all day.
2. If you have one-too-many, it is ‘almost’ impossible to stumble and fall. I will not mention last Thursday night.
1. If you insult a 300-pound ‘biker’, his reputation for being a tough-guy will not improve by stomping on you.
If you have a more reasons, please let me know.