For the first time, I went to Walmart to buy some groceries. I tried to hold off as long as I could but today I had to suck it up and do it. I managed to get a good space just next to the ones reserved for handicapped people. I hobbled in and for the first time ever-decades before I thought I would-took one of those electric scooters.
Now I have no problem with people who genuinely need to use a scooter. After all, this Super Walmart has a larger footprint than the standard Super Walmarts. However, I do have a problem with people who use the damn things but don’t actually need it. Usually they are middle aged and obese. Sometimes they are teens who like to fart around with a motorized equipment. I don’t know into what category strapping young men with broken legs fall into. Acceptable or not acceptable? Ah, screw it. I’m not going to attempt it. I can’t walk without my two hands on the walker and I can’t hold onto food if my hands aren’t free. So what choice did I have, really?
Those electric scooters do not go as fast as I would have liked.
The experience isn’t something that I want to repeat but probably will. A lot of the people that I went near either tried to ignore me or looked at me which made me uncomfortable. I realize that it’s a one-or-the other type of things so I try not to let it get to me. I did have a little girl who asked me what happened to my foot. (Nothing. It was all about the leg.)
I’m thinking about asking my doctor for a note so I can get a handicap hangy-thing for my car. Then again, I can make it from wherever I park to the store without much difficulty, so I would feel bad using it. I may rightfully use such a parking spot, but I keep thinking that I might be keeping the 110 year old woman who uses a cane from using it.
[shakes head] I’m such a guilt bag.