First dose of vaccine

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Warrl wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:33 pm Not in a hurry... we'll probably be up there about the end of the month.
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Parents have had the same thing happen, except the clinic is in Wisconsin.
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Just booked Kate for her first shot at WalMart.

Unfortunately NOT the "Neighborhood Market" the back side of which pretty well butts against the front of our complex, but at the "Supercenter", which is roughly 3.5 miles away.

Oh, the horror! Having to drive almost FOUR MILES to get vaccinated!

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Let me tell you about 1st World Problems (not to thread-jack or anything), trying to put together a Video Conf. setup for a local non-profit and I can't hardly find anything actually on a shelf.

'Two Day Delivery' from Walmart it is then...
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So Kate got the shot.

I had the brilliant idea of not using her wheelchair to get her into the store - going in and grabbing an electric scooter/cart and bringing it to the car instead.

Worked okay, overall - but the controller is a double-ended lever and you squeeze the right side to go forward and the left side to go back.

Unless you had a stroke and don't have much use of your right hand, in which you push the left side forward to go forward ... while also steering with that hand.

We made it, though, and she got shot.
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Yeah, that's the standard setup.

The one time I encountered a different setup, I had endless trouble.

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FreeFlier wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:41 pm Yeah, that's the standard setup.

The one time I encountered a different setup, I had endless trouble.

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Yeah, it would make sense for those carts to have a switch to swap the controls, but they don't, and if they did I suspect it would confuse more people than it helps.

I have to acknowledge that apparently I'm more ambidextrous* than most people, but I've driven one of those things left-handed once or twice. Depending on details of the controls it can be easier to put the left hand on the right-hand side, or to grab the far side of the steering mechanism so you're again squeezing the handle - except with your thumb instead of your fingers.

I don't need the carts myself, but I am frequently out with one person who thinks she does, and occasionally with another person who definitely does.

* I don't write equally badly with both hands, but close enough that it could just be lack of practice left-handed. I do pick things up left-handed quite often - and occasionally with my left foot. And for several years I used my computer mice right-handed at home and left-handed at work.
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I am pretty hard left-brained, apparently. The right hand and eye are quite dominant.

But I dislocated the right shoulder more than 25 years ago, and could not use the right arm for a while. Still keep cash and cards on the left and grab things from cabinets with the left hand because of that.
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