Camerawoman / Library of Congress
Camerawoman / Library of Congress

There are tons of tourists visiting Boston now. Sometimes, when I walk by a historic monument, tourists hand me a camera and ask me to take their picture. Then they jump back into formation and smile broadly. Cheese!

Once I was in the Boston Public Garden when this happened. The only problem was that the camera button was on the right side, my bad side. So I had to explain, in pantomime because I didn’t speak their language, that I was disabled and I was happy to take their picture, but it would be upside down so I could use my left hand to click the button.

The tourists look slightly confused. Disability is more complicated than a vacation.

Do you have amusing disability stories?