There’s an underground pathway that I take from the subway that stretches for a few city blocks beneath the city. Like the Catacombs … with shopping.
Each section of The Path, as it’s called, is closed off by big heavy doors. But you can open most of these doors by pushing a wheelchair accessibility button.
Now, I’ve never actually seen anyone in a wheelchair spin through these doors but there’s a sort of “code” I’ve noticed whereby every third or fourth person who passes through, taps on the button as they pass so that it won’t slam closed on anyone.
I usually walk above ground if the weather’s nice, but this morning it looked like rain so I wimped out and headed for the tunnel. And since I’ve been leaving it up to others to hit the “open” button, today I thought I’d do my part and made a point of hitting it at each entrance.
Oh, and to continue with my door-opening theme, I actually opened a few doors the old-fashioned way throughout the day. Not as high-tech, mind you, but it felt like it took more effort and, in some cases, muscle. (What the heck do they make some of these doors out of, anyway? Kryptonite?)
P.S. I wanted to share the “Notable Quotable” quote from my Outreach Connection connection, Mr. Singh. He picked a good one this week!
“We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give.”
— Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
P.P.S. And here they are (from the Smothers Brothers show!), The Doors. Enjoy!