Today was bitter sweet. I went to one of my favorite places here in Greensboro. But, in two weeks, because of SCAT’s rules, I will no longer be able to be dropped off at the location that I’ve been dropped off on Lawndale, the Walgreens on the corner. No fault on GTA and even no fault on Walgreens. It’s something that I have to go through to be a good rider. When I make a trip with GTA, I have to make a trip to a physical address. It can’t be a shut down location and I prefer to be dropped off at this particular corner because it has the only accessible ramp that any wheelchair user can navigate. In the next two weeks, this location will be closed and if I tell GTA that I want to go to this location, they’ll tell me I can’t because there’s no Walgreen’s there anymore. So, being the conscientious rider that I am, I prefer to make it easy on the bus drivers to drop off at different locations around the city. After today, I told them what’s going on and they understood and I will be back when the weather is nicer when I can wait outside for the bus instead of having to go inside to seek warm shelter. Even though Acme Comics is not closing they are in the middle of the shopping strip but no ramp to use, oh there is one at Elizabeth Pizza but people park on it without a care for others that need to use the ramp!!
On a brighter note, Greensboro is one of the best cities for this reason: it has more than one comic book shop and the new one that opened up in the last year is closer to my apartment and for the time being, will work out perfectly for my needs. I thank you, Ssalefish Comics for being there and being one of the best comic book shops in Greensboro.