July 29, 2010
July 28, 2010
"E. When it is safe, go straight across the road – do not run. Keep looking and listening for traffic while you cross, in case there is any traffic you did not see, or in case other traffic appears suddenly. Look out for cyclists and motorcyclists travelling between lanes of traffic. Do not walk diagonally across the road."So we were taught as children in the 1950s.
As young adults being fit and nimble we'd scan the road as we walked. When clear enough we would stroll across. Often in a diagonal line. Continuing in the right direction. So as not to waste time.
Then we become older. Less nimble. A bit slower. So we revert to childhood and cross directly over the road in a straight line.
We even continue to look both ways before crossing a one way street. With so many elderly motorists in town it is safer to do so. Just in case a driver is having a 'senior moment' or a tourist hasn't seen the 'No Entry' sign.
July 23, 2010
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July 17, 2010
- I Eat well
- I Sleep well
- I Shit well
This being the answer I was always given by an elderly Uncle when I'd ask about his health and well being.
What more can a person ask for? Obviously we aim to achieve the highest pinnacle on Maslow's Heirachy of Needs as we climb towards the top of the pyramid. But as we age we accept that at best we may only be able to retain the most basic of needs in order to be happy and satisfied.
It's not much to ask for - is it?
It's the weekend. Whether it is a weekend or not - does it matter?
Every pensioner claims "every day is like a weekend". But if that is the case why do they all persist in shopping on Friday or Saturday to get food in for the week? Far better to shop in the quiet on a Monday. When you can snaffle all the reduced priced fresh foods that remain unsold after the busy weekend.
When I worked I can remember being irritated by all the old folk in the supermarkets. Thinking "you have all week to shop - why wait till Saturday!!"