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Old 09-25-2015, 10:09 AM   #24211
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I would offer...I do it often for tall people.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:14 AM   #24212
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:08 PM   #24213
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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: But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino - But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness
Thank you so much for that piece GG. My sister-in-law had lupus and one day decided to give up all her medications. She simply stopped taking them. She lived for about a year or so, and then succumbed to her illness. I have psoriasis and every so often they do a blood test for lupus. It comes back false positive. Of course the doctor wants to treat me for lupus. After watching what my SIL went through, I can very readily understand the spoon theory. No thank you. I do not want my false positive lupus treated.

Someone once told me that "getting old is very hard work!" I have to agree with that person.

Your day is coming. You will be glad for the privilege of using one of those electric carts.

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Old 09-25-2015, 08:21 PM   #24214
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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?
Unfortunately, not my store. There are about 20+ carts and they are lined up right in the middle between the two entry doors. Plenty of carts, not much common sense went into the planning.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:24 PM   #24215
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I find a good percentage of people who need help don't ask right away. So I offer. But no one ever offers to get down on their hands and knees to get an item at the back of the bottom shelf for me.
I don't hesitate at all. The help at Market Basket have all be extensively trained in customer service. I will ask help or anyone within ear. At 4'7", there aren't too many shelves I can reach.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:47 PM   #24216
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I don't hesitate at all. The help at Market Basket have all be extensively trained in customer service. I will ask help or anyone within ear. At 4'7", there aren't too many shelves I can reach.
I offer to help if I see someone needed help.
Now my son and a cousin might need your help with the lower shelves. They are 6'4 and 6'9.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:03 PM   #24217
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I offer to help if I see someone needed help.
Now my son and a cousin might need your help with the lower shelves. They are 6'4 and 6'9.

Since I am new, I will not give Lance my opinion of his comment.
I am short enough. Shorter than most of my grandchildren. I will volunteer anytime.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:35 PM   #24218
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I find a good percentage of people who need help don't ask right away. So I offer. But no one ever offers to get down on their hands and knees to get an item at the back of the bottom shelf for me.
I am 5'9" and am really good with things at arms level and above. However, with my back and knees I can't get anything below that. People that know me are used to seeing things on the floor that I can't pick up or can't find my grabber. I leave a list out for TB of things I need out of the cupboards before he goes to work .

As for stores, my main grocery store staff see me and automatically ask if I am getting any pop or sparkling water that day. They are great. In Costco I am not too proud to ask staff or customers to put a case of water or something else in my cart if I am shopping alone.

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Maybe we should get grabbers for the grocery store.
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