I had to make a Market Run this morning, to Target, for a couple jugs of milk, and some Liquid Spray Tinactin to help the bottom of my newly freed from the cast bad foot.
In the process I got a new appreciation for the disabled, and handicapped, who have to deal with crossing intersection all their lives, whether on crutches, with walkers, or in wheelchairs.
I didn't have this particular issue while on the crutches, but take them away, and it's a different story.
Friday, and Saturday, I had no problems, but today...must be the heat, or everyone was in a hurry to get to church on time. :-D
Or reach the nearest Fireworks stand before alll the good stuff was gone. :-D
Today I used my black shopping cart as a walker of sorts, since there was no way I was gonna be able to carry my groceries home.
I had to take 4 busses, and along the way walk across 3 major intersections.
Even with the cart it was slow going, though a bit better than without it.
At the first intersection I get halfway acrss when the light changed, but, as usual I had to keep going.
Someone honked their horn impatiently, not satisfied that this slowpoke was moving as fast as he could.
I stopped, turned toward the sound, and lifted my pants leg so everyone, on all sides, could see the brace, then dropped the pants leg, and resumed my travels safely to the curb.
At the second intersection, after I'd been to Target, and had a full cart, I again was halfway across when the light changed.
This time the 2 cars leading the charge, in the northbound lanes, came toward me, impatient for me to haul my ass out of their way.
I stopped, and stared directly at them, then moved on.
At the 3rd intersection the eastbound, left turn leaders, came right past me, very close, not even stopping, and I looked at them, and waved my arms in disgust at them as they zoomed by, before safely resuming my travels to the curb.
Looks like things are gonna be mighty interesting, for a while, until I can, um, run like the wind again :-D