A Wheelchair is NOT a Luggage Cart!

A pile of candies, mainly "Dumle".

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She is the progenitor of the family line; the nurturer of spirits and the healer of boo-boos. She is the giver of an endless supply of those hard candies no one under the age of seventy likes. She is known far and wide as…Grandma.

But did you know she is also a Transformer?

It’s true.  Every year millions of adults take their parents on the time honored tradition known as Family Vacation. Three generations get the opportunity to bond by the pool or some over-priced tourist trap. Sounds ideal, right?

Unfortunately, many seniors these days find themselves in need of assistance just to make it from the mini-van to the room. Fortunately, most hotels have wheelchairs at the ready. Unfortunately, a growing portion of the population have decided to transform Grandma’s wheelchair into a luggage cart in order to, you guessed it, avoid tipping the bellmen.

Where does this leave Grandma, you ask?

Flopping around the lobby like a goldfish on a skillet, that’s where.

Did I mention, the worst offenders transform Grandma into a luggage cart while she’s still in the wheelchair?

How we treat our seniors, especially those who gave us life, speaks volumes. To all those douchebags guilty of this sin (and you know who you are), just remember: someday you’ll be the grandparent.

See you in the lobby, kids…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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2 Responses to A Wheelchair is NOT a Luggage Cart!

  1. writernubbin says:

    time will tell what happens to this grandma–I’ve already been told when I get too feeble I’m going to be put into a nursing home with green slime in the pool–they’re kidding, but you never know! 😉

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