We were talking last night on how best to deal with next few days called Easter. People wish each other ‘happy Easter’, as if Easter has an inbuilt obligation for ‘happy’, that can only be fulfilled by wishing it to others. By and large I still enjoy my life. The stool culture report was glowing in its praise of my diligence and perseverance.All is well between navel and knee. Phew! The engaging and thorough doctor now has more plans for my health, including Podiatrist and Imaging Xray departments. I think I have a caring and good doctor now but am somewhat anxious of his zeal that will see me going from appointment to appointment, each time confirming I am in good health. Whenever I mentioned a body part to the Doctor, he would get all excited, puckered up and frantically enter the item on computer. He would then swivel the screen towards me and share his delight in his prognosis of possible faulty ligaments, bones, muscles, tissues or other matters of organs gone into old age or decay.
Just now we arrived back from Aldi which was packed with shoppers and Easter eggs. More and more Audi, Volvos and Mercedes’ are now ever so coyly being parked with well coiffured blonde to the hair root ladies, gingerly checking the price of Spanish garlic or bottled preserved asparaguses.’ Yesterday I heard that the Government is trying its hardest to tone down the domination of the duopoly of the grocery market from Coles and Woolworth. A commentator on the ABC Drum said that Aldi is doing what the government lacked in creating; giving more competition by limiting the giant hangar style size of the big ones pushing out the smaller groceries. Aldi is selling good products a lot cheaper.
An even more admirable and socially responsible marketing innovation is the Aldi’s consideration for the old. Have no fear for the over 65. Here is just a small overview I wrote down today of articles of health and benefits for the old and increasingly infirm;
1. Multiple use bed table that slides towards the well cushioned and upright elderly person keen on an early morning cupa tea and cracker.
2. Underarm crutches for those that are either infirm, a bit unsure of footing, or simply had an operation on either one or both legs.
3. Over the toilet foldable frame holding the infirm elevated and higher, therefore easier to get off the toilet after toiling is finished. It included a toilet seat as well.
4. Adjustable bath bench which slides towards the bather, again giving easy access to soap or cup-a with cheese cracker.
5. Modular bath step for easy access into bath or to step up to the foldable toilet seat.
6. A quad walking stick which has a 4 pronged ending giving some kind of reassuring balance when feeling giddy.
7. A robust looking man featured on the outside wrapping of nappies; called ‘ fit for real men!’
Last week they had a foldable wheelchair for $ 179.- They were all sold out!
We have so much to look forward to.
I am and have been miffed for some time that Aldi doesn’t sell condoms. Just because some of us are old doesn’t mean we have lost the art of wrapping it up. What are we supposed to use; glad wrap- cling film or foil?
I don’t understand this because there are plenty of ‘feminine’ products for sale including a variety of intimate products.