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We went back to Atlanta, business only this trip. We thought this would be easy. We never seem to learn, do we? We had finally found a wheelchair cab company in Atlanta on our last trip so, naturally, we booked it again.

We arrived at the airport – no cab! It was a Sunday evening. No response to our calls. What to do? After an hour, we finally got through to … someone? Would they help? No, call back tomorrow. We looked at one another, helplessly – worst nightmare. We hailed a regular cab but I could not transfer into it – even with our well-honed lifting routine, we just couldn’t do it. Now what?

EaZyD chatted to some of the airport ground staff and, bless the Olympics, we were able to hop on a tube. One of the staff offered to accompany us as we clearly couldn’t manage wheelchair, bags, walking and public transport. What a star he was! He and EaZyD exchanged musical notes on the journey and, in yet another unconventional arrival, the Four Seasons staff welcomed us, arriving by over-ground tube with an air-playing-saxaphone helper pushing our luggage! Give that man a BIG gratuity!

We took it easy on this trip – more food, more shopping – one fab restaurant out in the sticks somewhere that may never be found again. We met up, as we have before, with a relative who lives in Atlanta and EaZyD actually fell asleep at the table as we were eating?!  How can anyone fall into deep sleep in a dining chair with no head support?  Amazing! I manfully struggled on making small talk over dessert, coffee and loud snoring! You know you’re struggling when you’re asking if there are any TV programmes someone likes!

Fortunately, the rest of the trip was uneventful, including the remainder of our cab trips. Yes, of course they were apologetic. The trouble is you just don’t want to hear it do you? They know, and so do you, that they don’t really give a toss. However difficult, you found a solution and what is done is done. You have no real choice other than to keep on using them. How annoying is that? Very!

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