I had to pop into our local town on Saturday morning to go to just one shop. I had already promised to take my mother to do her shopping so I asked Bob to drop me off, to pick up mother and take her to the supermarket and then drive back home. I would walk back home from the town, it would take me 20 minutes. Then I would drive to collect mother and help her to put her groceries away.
Bob - "are you sure you don't want me to pick you up"
Me - "no - it'll only take me 20 minutes"
Bob - "you might have a problem, I don't mind"
Me - "NO - thank you - it'll take me 20 minutes - it will take you 20 minutes
to collect mum and drop her at the supermarket"
So I was dropped off at the chosen spot, did what I needed to and immediately made my way home - in 20 minutes.
But my question is this - Why did he think I may have a problem with a short walk from town when I had just completed a 10,000 mile journey across to the other side of the world with my elderly, disabled and sometimes difficult mother, and back again, on my own.
And if he really thought I wasn't capable of a 20 minutes stroll back from the shops, what was he thinking letting me travel 10,000 miles on my own in the first place????
He hadn't thought it through was his reply!!
2 days ago