Today I walked into Target without a walking aid and I went to use the power cart since I had a bit of shopping to do. I do get a lot of strange looks when I drive a power cart and my crutches or cane are not visible (my cane folds up).
A Target employee approached me and he said, "Do you really need that thing?"
I said very politely, sweetly with a nice big believable smile, "Yes I do," and he just kept standing their and staring at me like he wanted an explanation so I said, "I have a hip impingement."
The Target employee said, "Oh that must suck!"
I say, "Yes it does suck."
Target employee says, "Well, it could be worse."
I say, "Yeah, I know. I always tell myself that," and I do always tell myself that. I often think to myself it could be worse! I could lose a hand, develop cancer, god forbid something could happen to someone I love and so on. You have to count your blessings.
The Target employee then says with great animation and big eyes, "You could need to have a surgery!" and he walked away.