Friday, April 13, 2018

Leaning on something

You all know I broke my foot.  This led the doctors to give me various assistive devices, including a cane and a walker--not simultaneously, the walker came first.

  I can now report that walking with a cane makes you look ten years older.  Instantly, even if you have just undergone a facelift.  A walker adds another  ten years, plus the suspicion that you are either deaf or senile.  So people enunciate carefully, making sure you are looking them straight in the face.  Ugh!


Anonymous said...

Stunning story there. What occurred after? Take care!

Dick Stanley said...

Looking straight in the face helps with hearing aids too. I often tell my interlocutor "Talk to me, please, not the wall." I'm treadmilling daily to stay off the walker. But a cane is somewhat attractive. Can't go on pretending to be young.