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    Today, 12:13 AM
    Yeah. How else you gonna do it? Sometimes I "snake" with it too. Using my hips to turn the chair and both arms to wiggle the cart, like one of...
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    11-21-2019, 02:21 PM
    Damn! I dunno other than going "full Karen" on them, asking for the manger, to see that policy in writing, etc, etc. What a crappy thing for them...
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    11-21-2019, 12:24 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Cushion besides Roho in Equipment
    I opened this thread to say just this! Underrated comment right here. It's always the right answer!
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    11-21-2019, 12:22 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread New TRA = Victory in Equipment
    In all likelihood, that 'dusty' feeling is actual aluminum oxide dust. Some people's body chemistry is such that using aluminum push rings...
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    11-17-2019, 02:31 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread heated vest in Equipment
    My only experience is with an Aerostich Kanetsu vest, 12v, cigarette lighter style adapter plug. That thing kept me warm all across the globe,...
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    11-16-2019, 05:20 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread heated vest in Equipment
    How are they powered? Before my SCI I rode my motorcycles 365 days a year and always used one in the cold months but it plugged into the bike.
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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