Took this dapper dude for a haircut / beard trim and lunch yesterday! If you can find local establishments that welcome you and your loved one, despite any quirky behaviors, I highly recommend it. My dad loves and needs the social interaction. Sometimes we have to stand and go through the contents of his wallet before he feels comfortable sitting down at a restaurant, along with some other curiosities - to this I say #BigDeal
and for those who can’t deal, I say #GrowUP
Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of people find him to be a breath of fresh air and enjoy interacting with him. .
Special thanks to #TonisBarbershop
in Fort Collins - the mother / daughter team of Toni and Nicole always go out of their way to make him feel comfortable. .
And we love @mcclellansbrewingco
- especially Joey - after one interaction with my dad he remembered all of his extra needs - like silverware for his sandwich (no more eating with his hands, doesn’t understand it), extra napkins and a straw. More importantly, Joey is a young man with both empathy and an innate sense of hospitality. When I went up to pay, he said, I expect that what you are doing is pretty difficult but I think it’s beautiful - that still brings me to tears. .
It takes a Village, am I right? .