Went out to eat at Uno’s tonight. Went to the bathroom and saw that they had a baby changing station in the men’s room. Nothing too unusual there.
Then I noticed that it had braille instructions – or that I assume are instructions – on the outside of it.
Now, I’m hoping that the observation I’m about to make won’t be so politically incorrect that I’m going to get screamed and yelled at, BUT…
This is a place where you basically NEED to drive to get to. If you go to dinner at there with someone who is blind and you have a child with you who is still in diapers and that child needs to be changed…
Who the hell would send the blind guy to do it? Seriously. Think about it.
I’m sure he COULD do it – as in he’s capable – and I’m sure he WOULD do it if he had to. And if it is his child, he probably WANTS to do it. But even with all of that, who would send the guy who CAN’T SEE to change the kid in a RESTAURANT?
I have a ton of respect for people who live with disabilities, especially those that so often affect people from birth, like deafness and blindness. Many of them overcome their hardships and go on to accomplish more in their lives than those of us with our full capabilities could ever do.
But man, if you’re going out to eat and you’re blind, you’ve probably made a pretty decent sized effort to get there – taken a bus or had someone drive you, probably used a cane or had someone help you to find your way through doors and to your seat. If, after all of that, someone sticks you with changing the baby’s crap-filled diaper, you gotta get yourself some new friends or something.