Little Old Women - How we got cabbage on our ceiling and other family fun

“The older I get, the nicer people are to me,” a friend recently wrote to me. She is rapidly losing her sight, and expressed her appreciation of the good folks in the grocery store who read labels for her and help her get things down from top shelves. Hopefully, her experiences will inspire you to be more helpful to those with disabilities, but true to form, they struck me funny and made me laugh out loud at a memory that popped in my head from 30 or so years ago.
I don’t have a disability other than the fact that I’m so vertically challenged, but it did make grocery shopping difficult sometimes, especially in regard to high shelves. I have been known to attempt to step up on a lower shelf and pull myself up to reaching distance when no one is looking. I was contemplating such a move one day when a warm male voice tinged with humor said, “Little lady, would you like me to give you a little boost?”

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