We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have to say, I have a hip in dire need of replacement and if I have to go long distances, I will opt for my chair over the forearm crutches that I usually use. But if necessary, I can stand up from my chair to get something, I just can't walk any distance without support.
It's possible this woman may be in the same situation as me. Or she may be a goldbrick. Or it may be a miracle.
I am lucky in that I can walk. About 150 feet. Then I have to sit or lie down for a few minutes. In other words, at a supermarket I have to sit at the end of each aisle if not more often. I use a cane that unfolds into a seat, not a wheelchair - for now.
However, I'll err on the side that this woman, may in fact, have a an ailment. Notice how, although standing, she has her feet together? A healthy stance would have her feet apart to help her balance. But, since she has her feet together, that tells me, she most likely does have some sort of hip problem or something that causes pain standing or walking.
well said. I don't need a chair, but occasionally need crutches.
Doesn't mean I can't walk a few steps without them even if I do carry them with me, of that I can't use a shopping cart as support in lue of crutches (putting those inside the cart).