Weak ankles.

Not many people know this but I have weak ankles. It started some years ago and mainly concerned the right leg. What this meant in everyday life was a sudden and embarrassing collapse of the right leg lower ankle regions resulting in a painful drop to the knee and and inevitable sprain of said ankle.

Needless to say (and to cut a long and boring story short) the knowledge of probable injury made me more careful and indeed this, along with a purchase from Amazon of an ankle support kept me free from pain for more than a few weeks. Until that is a couple of days ago whilst inflating the tyres of the family car. I had stepped back to admire my handiwork and tripped over the air-delivery tube to land flat on my back. I only tell you this because the whole incident got me thinking.  Thinking, especially after my son enquired if anyone rushed to help me?

I wondered why no-one rushed to my aid Why no-one even asked if I was OK?

I have the answer.

It’s because we live in strange times. 

People are frightened of their own shadows and no-one wants to get ‘involved’. Perish the thought that a complete stranger should suddenly impose, by accident or otherwise upon the secure and safe little piece of life that  they call ‘their own’.

Let’s face it…the stranger falling on his backside in full view of a crowded forecourt of a well-known Stratford upon Avon petrol station (morrisons) could well have been under the influence, intoxicated, out of control.

Even worse he could be having a Fit. A brain seizure, a heart attack even. And just think of the time that would have taken out of busy schedules filling in witness statements or even…and this would have been awful, having to ride in the back of an ambulance with of all things…a complete stranger.

Not many people know this but I have weak ankles. It started some years ago and mainly concerned the right leg. What this meant in everyday life was a sudden and embarrassing collapse of the right leg lower ankle regions resulting in a painful drop to the knee and and inevitable sprain of said ankle.…

Comments

  1. Love this!!!
    I’d of certainly asked if you were ok! If indeed I were there.. hope your in a little less pain now.
    And your right about living in strange times. Somebody should of at the very least asked if you were okay!!
    Do hope you are ♡

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