On Wednesday 23rd October 2002, I woke up thinking
Oh No I am 30 today. I went down stairs; my mum put balloons
and a banner outside the window. That was a nice surprise.ohh
no everyone will know I am 30 now I thought in horror.
We went shopping to buy a DVD player! I ordered
a DVD player with 102 DVDs for only £199! Bargain!!
I am wondering if I can watch all the 102 DVDs before
my next birthday. After ordering my DVD player (with 102 dvds!!)
we went to Frankie and Bennys Italian restaurant. I
had some kind of chicken dish, I cant remember the name
but it was very nice. In the evening I went on Bev Rd with
the ex-members from scouts. No! , we didnt wear our
uniforms. I was drinking like a fish. Later on the night we
went to Haworth pub, they decided to take me out my chair
and give me 30 bumps and then put ice cubes down my pants.
Ouch! I was so intoxicated I could not eat my dinner the next
day. I vowed to never touch a drop of alcohol again.
On Friday, I went on Bev Rd again with the members from Phab.
I was drinking but not like a fish this time. We had a good
night. It was really busy in the Mainbrace pub; I decided
to go to the toilet but the toilet was at the other side of
the pub. I think some people will have sore feet due to my
wheels. Oops!, sorry people. Most people moved to aside for
me. A bit like Moses and the red sea.
On Saturday, I went round town with the lads. The 1st pub
(Three Kings Scott) people were queuing to get into it. I
thought oh no this is a bad meeting point. Neil and I were
waiting 15 minutes to get into the wheelchair entrance as
they couldnt hear the doorbell and the bouncer at the
main entrance saw us waiting but he couldnt do anything
as he was alone on the door. When they finally opened the
doors the woman apologized to me. Even the bouncer came to
see me afterwards and apologized to me. I thought that was
nice. I could tell he was scared of me!! We went in a few
more pubs and lost some people on the way. We went in Lloyds
pub; this unknown woman thought I was called Trevor who did
an YTS with her. She was really good looking so I was pretending
to be Trevor. I got a kiss out of it. Now I want to be him!
Ohh baby! Surely there cant be 2 people like me? In the next
pub someone was calling me Chris; who was a DJ in Bass house
pub. I was thinking how can I be an DJ if I cant pick
up an CD! Unless they have seen my CD trick with my headpointer!
Or was it because I cannot talk properly therefore I can see
the connection as you cant understand DJs too! They
even gave me some money for a pint. Thanks. I thought whats
going on surely there cant be 3 people like me?
At the end of the night, Neil was taking me home, it was
pouring down. We were on this cobbled road and a taxi was
coming behind us so Neil started to run with me. Guess what
happened? My chair fell over and I landed in a puddle. I was
strapped in my chair so Neil was trying to lift the chair
and me together but he couldnt. The taxi driver just
watches us struggling. After about 10 seconds someone came
to help us. I didnt hurt myself. We decided to walk
home, as the taxi rank was a mile long queue. So we was walking
home in the heavy rain and trying to flag a taxi down. We
walked halfway home before a scouser appeared out of nowhere
called Jim. He said Ill get you a taxi, so he put his
hand out and the 1st taxi stopped for him. Jim helped us in
the taxi but he wouldnt get in it at first before we
swayed him! He was really great man, he was telling us jokes.
We said we dont want any money from him but he insisted
paying the whole fayre. Was it because we looked like two
drowned rats? Thats how I cerebrated my 30th birthday.
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