December 31, 2020 at 12:50 pm #191936Out and About
I suppose this is a moan, but I want to put it out there all the same!
I walk my dog once a day on a well used public path, even in icy weather such as we have experienced lately. In winter this is doable with extreme care.
Looking out for selfish cyclists, not all by any means, but those who tear past with no warning is par for the course. I look behind me several times a minute to make sure I can get my dog on the lead in good time, what with him being sure to chase them.
Most dog walkers upon seeing my approach put their dogs on the lead, just as I do, making sure they see me doing so. There is always one though!
As I reached the point in my walk where I turn back, a man approached with his Cocker Spaniel. I as usual made an exaggerated move to put my dog on the lead, this should hopefully make him think of leashing his own dog. No this time; the Spaniel came rushing over and proceeded to sniff my SBT, who then wrapped the lead around my legs, sending me to the icy ground.
The man carried on walking, calling his dog as he passed my prone form. I yelled at him “hello, I’m actually on the ground here?”. OK, perhaps not as politely as that!
I am not naive. I know well enough that people often are wrapped up in their own thoughts, and quite frankly don’t give that much of a damn about those they pass by, especially not disabled people, but surely they should say something when they indirectly cause someone to fall? Are we no more worthy of comment than inanimate objects lying on the ground?ranaldParticipantPosts: 747Joined: 05/09/2010January 1, 2021 at 5:37 pm #191952Reply To: Out and About
Being able to pop on and vent about everything and anything is one of the benefits of a forum like this. I was out a walk in a park today and a lady in 60s took a tumble. lots of young and middle age people around and no one but my brother and mother went to assist. I watched people actively turn around or cut off and go another way. It would have been hoped that with all thats gone on in 2020 that kindness might have stuck.CatModeratorPosts: 1,002Joined: 20/09/2010January 2, 2021 at 12:40 pm #191956Reply To: Out and About
Sad as it is Cat I suspect it much is down to be litigious culture we live in too. They do not want to get involved in case something goes wrong or they inadvertently violate some of the stupid laws we have in this country. I once knew a doctor who had saved someone’s life by doing an emergency tracheotomy (putting a hole in their throat to help them breathe again). The person later sued the doctor as they had left a scar! My wife, who works in A&E, suffers both verbal and physical abuse from those she tries to help EVERY night. If it happens there it is no wonder people are reluctant to get involved.
So many love songs, so little love.embayweatherModeratorPosts: 8Joined: 02/11/2015
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