I’m a groupie for my wife’s choir(s). It was the Bach choir today, and very good they were. And there was a young woman there on crutches who actually moved at a reasonable speed. I’ve always been annoyed with people who insist on crawling around unsteadily on crutches. OK for the first few days you are unsteady. If you have some other issue – eg with balance or power in your arms, then fair enough. But for most normal people they should be able to move pretty fast after a few days practice.
The first time I got up from the floor using my crutches it took me half an hour. The second time a lot faster. Now I just do it.
So it was good to see this lass moving around like a normal human being. Turned out she has been on crutches 5 weeks, and already thought of one trick I never did. She’s put old socks on the handles, to protect her hands, reduce the pain and cut down the hard segs that develop. It was a pleasure to meet her, and I’ll nick that sock idea.
So why do some people insist on crawling around, do they want everyone to think they are disabled or something?
Anyway, for the lady from the choir who spoke to me tonight, and for everyone else, here’s today’s clue: