Picture the scene, dear reader.
It is a beautiful Spring day and I feel the urge to go out. I am limited as to where to go as I live in a very small town with few ammenities but I decide to do a weekly shop rather than do it online because at least a trip to the local supermarket is better than staring at four walls. But there are some hurdles.
Is my chair fully charged? Do I have time to get there before it gets too busy? Do I go by car or do I really want to go by chair to take advantage of the weather and see a little of the local life outside of my front door? If I go by chair do I have two people to accompany me? If I go by cab do I have the cash to pay the inflated prices for a wheelchair adapted one (up to three times the price of a standard cab)? Will the driver have had the necessary safety training to make sure that the chair is strapped in properly?
Or do I give up and carry on staring at those four walls?
You may ask why I need two people to accompany me when I really want to just pop to do a big shop. This is because one person cannot carry a weekly shop all the way home so needs to take a cab, obviously they then can't accompany me home unless they make two trips. Ergo one to take home said shopping and one to accompany me home.
I decide not to go, too much cafuffle.
And people wonder why I get stir crazy?
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