This is from my side project A Thicker Lens but I thought it would be useful to post and discuss here also.
Because sometimes well intentioned friends can be too helpful.
This happens to me all the time, so speaking of a particular instance would be no different than any other. I will be walking along on a perfectly sunny day and enjoying it very much, usually coming home from Church, but it happens other times as well, when a well intentioned good friend of mine drives up and asks me if I want a ride home. It seems harmless enough, and it is, but I wonder why they do that when the weather is so great.
Don’t get me wrong, I would gladly accept an offer if it was pouring rain or snowing, but the weather is great and this is the only exercise I get in the run of a day. I also really enjoy walking. Some of them question me when I decline their invitation for a ride, and some just won’t take no for an answer.
I understand that they want to help me, seeing as I’m at a disadvantage with the rest of the world in some ways, but I’m legally blind NOT paralyzed. I appreciate all the offers, but sometimes I’m going to say no thank you. It’s only two blocks. I’m going to walk it.