I am apparently illustrating that, unless Rachel explains what she can and cannot do, it is a mystery to to others. So she can navigate subway stairs no problem....but other stairs were not okay. That's not intuitive to the average bear. I would absolutely be there for my friend...but I don't do PA which is how this comes across to me.
I have stayed out of this back and forth mainly because I am emotionally connected to the subject of my Op.
However, Turtledove I have to say you seem pretty hell bent on Rachel being at fault. Rachel doesn't sound fun, Rachel wasn't clear enough, Rachel is a pain in the butt because she is contradictory - can go up some stairs but not others.
I'm not sure where you got the idea of subways from - I'm not talking about a subway. Public transport here is trams, cabs, trains. There are escalators at the train station so climbing stairs can be avoided. She never said she expected anyone to take her there. She just decided to go home after
the girls left her on her own at night in the city in a venue with stacks of people pushing and shoving.
Rachel had spoken to Joanne about her mobility - after the movies. Stairs at cinemas here and also concerts are very steep and don't often have handrails. She did manage the concert stairs on her own - slowly.
Rachel told Joanne she would prefer to get drinks before finding their seats at the concert because she would struggle to get back up again - i'm not sure how much clearer you expected her to be?
Rachel never asked them to help her cross a street or climb stairs - but she did identify to her friends that she had mobility issues. So i'm not entirely sure where you think the 'mystery' is.
You also seem to think it was poor form of her if she did ask for help.
It also sounds to me as though you disbelieve my Op or as though Rachel might be putting it on whenever she feels like it. You seem to want to catch her out able to do some things and not others.
I am always happy to hear others perspectives but i'm not sure why you feel the need to hit the repeat button over and over.