From: Bod on
On 17/03/2010 11:42, Conor wrote:
> On 17/03/2010 10:30, Bod wrote:
>
>> So they can manage to walk miles and swing golf clubs, but may find that
>> walking a few yards extra to the shop a problem?
>>
>> Bod
>
> I can walk about 1/2 mile without pain normally. If I'm carrying
> anything, even a light 2kg bag, that reduces to about 50ft.
>
>

But supermarkets have trolleys.

Bod
From: Conor on
On 17/03/2010 11:57, Bod wrote:
> On 17/03/2010 11:42, Conor wrote:
>> On 17/03/2010 10:30, Bod wrote:
>>
>>> So they can manage to walk miles and swing golf clubs, but may find that
>>> walking a few yards extra to the shop a problem?
>>>
>>> Bod
>>
>> I can walk about 1/2 mile without pain normally. If I'm carrying
>> anything, even a light 2kg bag, that reduces to about 50ft.
> >
> >
>
> But supermarkets have trolleys.
>

Yeah they do. In Driffield, that totals 3 shops.


--
Conor
I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally.
From: Ian Jackson on
In message <80cj2eFjiaU24(a)mid.individual.net>, Adrian
<toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> writes
>Bod <bodron57(a)tiscali.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
>saying:
>
>> I understand that. But I thought it was only the driver with the blue
>> badge that was entitled to park in these bays and not any other driver?
>
>The badge is to provide some degree of compensation for the holder's lack
>of mobility.
>
>It enables the driver to park in a place that places fewer barriers in
>the way of the holder getting to their destination.
>
>No more, no less.

I understand that you don't need to be able to drive to get a blue
badge. The driver can be anyone driving for the benefit of the disabled
driver. However, as has been explained, this should only be used to
allow a disabled person (who may not the driver) to get nearer to the
shops.
--
Ian
From: Ret. on
Ian Jackson wrote:
> In message <80cj2eFjiaU24(a)mid.individual.net>, Adrian
> <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> writes
>> Bod <bodron57(a)tiscali.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like
>> they were saying:
>>
>>> I understand that. But I thought it was only the driver with the
>>> blue badge that was entitled to park in these bays and not any
>>> other driver?
>>
>> The badge is to provide some degree of compensation for the holder's
>> lack of mobility.
>>
>> It enables the driver to park in a place that places fewer barriers
>> in the way of the holder getting to their destination.
>>
>> No more, no less.
>
> I understand that you don't need to be able to drive to get a blue
> badge. The driver can be anyone driving for the benefit of the
> disabled driver. However, as has been explained, this should only be
> used to allow a disabled person (who may not the driver) to get
> nearer to the shops.

My MIL had a blue badge although she never drove in her life. It was used in
my car when my wife and I took her anywhere.

Kev

From: Bod on
On 19/03/2010 09:31, Albert T Cone wrote:
> Bod wrote:
>
>> I bet Conor couldn't write a letter whilst reciting a poem or singing
>> a song at the same time.
>> To do that, you have to literally multitask.
>> Try it, you cannot concentrate fully on two distinctly different
>> tasks, without one suffering in some way.
>>
>> Bod
>
> I'm writing this reply whilst singing "Youth of today" by Amy macdonald.
> Hang on, right, now I am reciting "The only ghost I ever saw" by Emily
> Dickinson.
>
> Nope, no real problem there.
>
>

Then you must have an unusual brain.

Bod