RDP Saturday: Imperceptible

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This is a so-called walker, something for golden oldies that have walking problems. You can fill it up with your shopping (or not) and just hold on to it and push. You can even take your walking stick with you in the special holder at the side, although walking sticks are a thing of the past. We golden oldies no longer need them, we have the walker.

And now you are going for a walk, after all that is what walkers are for. You can even fold them up and fit them into the car boot, but that might be a problem. It is only the professionals, like myself, that know how to do it.

First of all remove the lid (permanently) to the boot. It might not look better, but is in the way of the walker. The next step is to collapse one of the back seats in the car. Hopefully you have two seats and not just a bench. A bench will not work. So now your car is ready for the walker.

Fold the walker together, grip the lower metal parts leading to the wheels and lift it into the car. You might find it heavy, but practice makes perfect and the muscles on your arms will begin to develop. When lifting keep the wheels at the bottom, push it into the boot and make sure that the top part of the walker occupies the space between the collapsed seat and the upright seat. So not forget to remove the stick holding part at the bottom before collapsing the walker. Otherwise it will dislodge itself and might disappear somewhere in the car, or even fall out of the car boot when you again want to remove the walker and can even be somewhere underneath the car. I have made my negative experiences with this phenomenon. And now you can drive off.

The next obstacle to be overcome is removing the walker from the car boot when you have arrived: no problem. Just do it all in reverse. Do not forget to activate the brakes when unpacking the walker, otherwise it might make itself independent.

This is my imperceptible task for today. I do not often take my walker with me to the store as I have the trolley in the supermarket. Today was only a quick safari for a few bits and pieces so I did it all with the walker. Mr. Swiss also has a walker. He is almost a qualified walker person now, under my guidance. You must be more careful with inserting two walkers in a car boot, but I am always ready to give a healping hand.

Yes we are a team, walking side by side, each with their own walker. By the way I just love the German word used for a walker. We call it a “rollator” and we really do roll, perhaps with a slight limp. What does this have to do with imperceptible. Well it is a slow process until you become an expert.

RDP Saturday: Imperceptible

8 thoughts on “RDP Saturday: Imperceptible

  1. Yes I know this routine very well…. I go to Illinois in the interior of the country, to visit my 101 year old mother who is in a nursing home and we do this with her walker to go out to eat at a restaurant. I will be doing this again next week actually. Have fun and have a nice weekend !!! SLP ….

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    • I try not to rely on my walker at home, as I should train my legs to do the job. When I take the car into town I need it if I have to go somewhere. For shopping I rely on the trolley, as I have too much for the walker to carry around.

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  2. Never heard of a rollator – but like the sound of it. …and yours looks very compact and, I imagine it would be fairly light to manoeuvre ? Have a great day 🙂

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