So Big Govt is trying, in its usual ham-handed and overly expensive way, to make sure everyone can go for a dip in the pool. Good intentions, curb ramps, big stalls and all that, you know.
But what fascinates me most in these posts on SayUncle are the comments. Whole people trying to figure out why pool lifts might be necessary and then again why they aren't being used.
Aside from the fact that it's probably easier/quicker* to get in and out of the pool the same way that you've done it for the whole of your life prior to the introduction of these pool lifts, using that contraption creates a spectacle.
Gimps (yeah, I'm gonna use that word) get stared at and objectified enough in life and the idea of getting stared at extra? while you're wearing a bathing suit?
But, oh, if you need such a thing and it's there, the only way - well, sometimes it's worth it.
Sometimes you just want to get in the water. Weightless & floating, the same as everyone else.
*People adapt to the bodies they are given. Often the narrow mindedness of whole people limits gimps more than we do ourselves.
I'm sure a person with no legs being gracefully lifted in and out of a pool on a mechanical chair is an easier thing to watch, but you know what? We're not here to be pretty for you.
UPDATE: a fellow gimp weighs in