Today I was shopping [sorry, its a hobby] and had given up on some decorations and just browsing, when I looked down and across and spotted covered hot water bottles! I had forgotten I was going to look next time I got to the shops so this was good. I have a puppy coming to live with me on Friday 21st and need it for her to settle with. So I needed the cover to be good and thick.
I was looking at this and on the rest of the end shelf when I spotted a lovely little dog wheat bag - so even better!
But the one thing I was especially writing about happened whilst I was holding it. An elderly woman [stronger on her pins than I am though] came my direction talking to a store assistant who was trying to understand what she wanted.
I think she said something like 'a bit like a hot water bottle but not, its an animal' when she saw me and pounced! "That's it! Thats what I am after! Please, where did you find it?" It was my pleasure to show her and we chatted for a while. She had bought one and found it a big help to keep her hands warm, and needed another.
We understand, don't we folks? So I was able to empathise and seeing her walk away with it firmly clasped in her hands was a big reward for me.
I was sat in a store wheelchair as I had felt my scooter would take up too much space, but she had seen me, discussed things with me, as a human being, not something to be careful around, avoid or dodge.
Finishing my shopping I went home on my scooter with a lighter heart.