I went to the supermarket on my own today.
That's right, I went out in public, totally unsupervised. There's no way that could end badly, is there?
I was fine until I started to get tired and sore.
That happened a little faster than usual, because I was pushing the trolley.
Once everything was in the trolley, I was more than relieved to line up at the checkout. I waited patiently for my turn.
When I was finally at the head of the line, the checkout operator looked at my trolley and just said: "That's more than 15." I hadn't realised I was in the express lane.
I went on to another long line and had to wait again. Since my hips, knees and ankles were already hurting, standing in line was quite painful.
At last I made it to the carpark. When I got home, I found my son had arrived before me so was able to take the shopping inside.
All I had to get from the car was my handbag and .... no walking stick.
I can remember having it as I pushed the trolley to the car. After that? I have no idea whatsoever.
I rang the shopping centre, and it hasn't been found and handed in.
It looks like a need to go shopping for another stick now. I'll wait until someone's free to go with me.