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Old 09-24-2015, 09:32 AM   #24191
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I use one of those carts in the grocery store. I can walk from the car which my son drops me right off at the door, and then parks the car. I walk into the store and the carts are right in the middle. A long walk for me. I usually will start to get chest pains. I have to stop and if it is severe enough, I will take a hit of my nitro.

So are you saying I should risk a heart attack and not use a cart? All for the sake of losing a few pounds?
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:40 AM   #24192
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I use one of those carts in the grocery store. I can walk from the car which my son drops me right off at the door, and then parks the car. I walk into the store and the carts are right in the middle. A long walk for me. I usually will start to get chest pains. I have to stop and if it is severe enough, I will take a hit of my nitro.

So are you saying I should risk a heart attack and not use a cart? All for the sake of losing a few pounds?
I know you're not asking me that, although it looks like it
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:38 PM   #24193
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I know you're not asking me that, although it looks like it
Sorry about that. My apology. Actually it was more or less directed at Lance or no one in particular. It was a long time before I would admit that it was time for me to use one of those carts. I would struggle the whole time I was shopping. Walk a few steps, wait and stand still. Walk a few more steps, wait and stand still. It took me forever to shop for groceries. Then when I went into the new store, I was overwhelmed with the size. I knew it was time to stop being so stubborn and use an electric cart. Dang, I have to learn to not be so stubborn when it involves pride.
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:52 PM   #24194
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I know what you mean, Addie. I'm 52 years old, 5'5" and 130 pounds. I look pretty good for my age (she says modestly ) but because of a variety of medical issues, I have painful neuropathy in my feet and general weakness and fatigue. It took me a long time also to let go of my pride and use the electric scooters, but if I don't, I'll pay for it later.

For Lance and others who might feel like he does - or anyone who would like to understand what it's like living with chronic illness - take a look at this: http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/ar...-spoon-theory/
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:55 PM   #24195
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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I got a jury summons, well, I was instructed to call this evening and my number came up to appear tomorrow morning for jury questioning and selection. I was hoping I'd be called to appear, as my number has never come up before.

I think it would be interesting to serve on a jury panel since I never have before, but I think I'll be disqualified during questioning. Small town, my son-in-law is a cop here, and I'm friends with the judge's wife.

Going to set my alarm and go to bed early tonight, I have to be there at 8AM and I'm usually just having my first cup of coffee by then.
Well, I wasn't selected to serve on the jury panel. Out of 60 in the jury pool, they randomly called 22 for questioning, I was #22. For some reason, I wasn't expecting the defendant to be present, but she was. She was on trial for battery, resisting arrest, and obstructing an emergency medical team.
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I use one of those carts in the grocery store. I can walk from the car which my son drops me right off at the door, and then parks the car. I walk into the store and the carts are right in the middle. A long walk for me. I usually will start to get chest pains. I have to stop and if it is severe enough, I will take a hit of my nitro.......
I've never seen that. In all the grocery stores I've been in, the motorized carts are on each end of the store, right as you walk in. Along with the shopping carts, and the childrens' car-type carts. Doesn't make much sense for them to be in the middle of the store and make the disabled walk that far in order to get one.
Does your son go get the cart for you?
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:09 PM   #24197
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Well, I wasn't selected to serve on the jury panel. Out of 60 in the jury pool, they randomly called 22 for questioning, I was #22. For some reason, I wasn't expecting the defendant to be present, but she was. She was on trial for battery, resisting arrest, and obstructing an emergency medical team.
You got lucky!
I was excused this time around.Good thing I checked online the night before to see if I had to show up.I think they remembered me from last time.Was it something I said?

The last time I had Judgement Day Duty I had to wait with a pack of at least 100 people.It was crazy.I sat for 3 weeks just to be called.Those benches are hard as rocks.Wish the Bailiff could have tasered them all!
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I was excused this time around.Good thing I checked online the night before to see if I had to show up.I think they remembered me from last time.Was it something I said?

The last time I had Judgement Day Duty I had to wait with a pack of at least 100 people.It was crazy.I sat for 3 weeks just to be called.Those benches are hard as rocks.Wish the Bailiff could have tasered them all!

I kind of wanted to serve on the jury panel this time, because I never had before. I'm in a lot smaller town than where you are, so it was a quicker process. The jury was selected Tuesday morning, the trial began that afternoon, and they were expecting it to be a 2 day trial so it should be over today. I wouldn't want it to drag on for weeks on end, and just sit there, either! Yikes.

When the judge asked the jury pool if anyone knew each other, about a third of the hands went up. LOL
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When the judge asked the jury pool if anyone knew each other, about a third of the hands went up. LOL
I should have raised my hand that first day when the Judge asked us the same question.

"Well, yeah.I know EVERYBODY! I'm physic" but noooo.I played nice.

That would have sent me quickly to the (Psyche ward) STAT!
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I've never seen that. In all the grocery stores I've been in, the motorized carts are on each end of the store, right as you walk in. Along with the shopping carts, and the childrens' car-type carts. Doesn't make much sense for them to be in the middle of the store and make the disabled walk that far in order to get one.
Does your son go get the cart for you?
Same here. All the stores I've been in that have them put the scooters right in the front near the doors.
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