Yesterday I went out to the shops, not exactly an adventure, more of a routine everyday shopping trip. For me it was in fact special, I had my amazing new walking frame with me, I think its called a rollator; it has four wheels, two handles and a seat in the middle. My dodgy knee and my bionic hip need a little help with this walking business. I walked to the bus stop and hubs folded up the frame and in no time I had a seat on the bus. You will be amazed to learn that a caring government actually pays the fares. I think the Chancellor plans to bring in another austerity measure to put a check on extravagant pensioners.
At the shopping centre I alighted, there are extensive building works going on so the easiest thing was to go to Sainsbury’s and have a stroll round. I was perfectly in control of my body and my machine. Its some little while since I’ve been able to pick up my own tomatoes and bread, today I could. Some bananas, some salad, a small packet of chocolate biscuits and it was time to go to the check out. I avoided those self check-out stands, I’m paying my money I want a shop assistant to serve me. Just time to make our way to the bus-stop. Perfect. The talking I can do all by myself, hearing is another matter. So my first outing with the machine went off splendidly. I had a little nap when I got home, I read in an important paper, half an hour refreshes every part. I’m in total agreement.
I have been a teacher and a lecturer for a number of years. I am married with two sons. I'm interested drama, films, TV, books, society in general, poverty and riches and political systems.
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