Saturday, July 3, 2010

So if the walker is there, where's the patient?

I'd like to thank my reader Boris for submitting this picture. It's of a walker, bike-locked to a street sign. He says he took the shot last week in front of a pharmacy.


Anonymous said...

I've been wondering, too. In the street where my old work place was, a walker was often chained to the wall similarily to the picture you posted. I can only guess the user also succeeded in using a cane (i.e. for stairs) and/or didn't have a lift in the house.

Anonymous said...

Saw the same thing last week. Except it was an electric wheelchair in front of a bar.

The Mother said...

At least he WALKED.

Frantic Pharmacist said...

I don't blame him for locking it up. That is one sweet ride!

Nashoba J said...

I have a stockpile of canes in my office left behind by clients told they were ineligible (our clients have to provide documentation of a disability before we provide services). Maybe that's what happened?

Or a miracle. You never know.

Kat's Kats said...

::raises hand:: I have some ideas given that I've used cane, rollator(walker w/seat), and wheelchair/scooter all within the past year.

1. It can be easier to use a store's scooter than one's own rollator/scooter.

2. It can be easier to lean on the store's cart, since you're going to put things in it rather than use a rollator/walker and/or wheelchair/scooter.
It doesn't matter if you have a basket on said device. Trust me.

3. There are some places you just can not get to unless you can use a cane. It doesn't matter how handicapped accessible it may say it is, you'll still be:
a. unable to get there
b. taking pain meds or in agony later

Which someone does & when varies depending on their level of health and capability that day. Why do they chain them up?? Check out the prices!! Now try getting insurance to pay for them... if you don't have insurance or you need a replacement.

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