Thursday, 11 August 2022

Horses for courses.'Could he cal

 Priscilla has been unwell.   So much so that I had to stop using her.   She would not cooperate at all   I live at the top of quite a steep drive and I need her brakes to work perfectly, which they weren't doing.  Various friends have had her out at the top of the drive and looked wisely at her, twiddled a few  wheels and said  there was nothing to be done - she needed to go back for repair.   So yesterday I rang the Rollator Repair Doctor.   I spoke to his Receptionist who listened carefully and then remarked that she needed a Home Visit.   Could he call this morning?

Could he call this morning?   I'll say! I immediately cancelled my hair appointment.   I steeled myself for the worst possible news - she would have to go away for an operation.

He turned up on time, twiddled a few wires and handed her over to me.   'Here you are - try her now' (I had told him her name was Priscilla) - Perfect.   What had he done?  ' Adjusted her brakes'- 'happens to them all as they get older' he said. (Doesn't it happen to us all?)   How would he know to do that?   "I used to be a car mechanic"!!

Priscilla's chest swelled with pride.   She always knew she was special but 'a Car'?  Not sure I dare take her out again.


18 comments:

Jules said...

That is efficient service! It must feel good to be mobile once again. Xx

gz said...

Good service!
Good to see Priscilla back on duty.

LouC said...

That is one good company with such service and they’ve employed a really qualified mechanic instead of the cheapest. Good on them! That would never happen in our small town in the States. House call? What’s that? 😉 And good on you for having it taken care of. Now your lady is back in action and so are you.👍🏻 Have a very good day ❣️

Tasker Dunham said...

Service like it used to be.

thelma said...

Nothing like an expert to do the job! Didn't realise Priscilla was aging so fast.....

JayCee said...

You made me smile there. A very witty tale to brighten the day.

Ellen D. said...

Clever story, Pat! Glad Priscilla is well again!

Heather said...

I am sure she will feel much better now an expert has been to make a few adjustments. I think I need a few adjustments myself in this awful heat. I have decided not to set foot outside until Monday. By closing windows, blinds and curtains I can keep my flat reasonably comfortable, and by not going out and getting overheated in the first place I can just about cope. That and plenty of chilled water.

Barbara Anne said...

How wonderful that Priscilla's repairman made a home call to do the brake repair(s)! Now you can go out, weather and energy permitting!!

Hugs!

Cheryl Seaman said...

What a wonderful story! So glad Priscilla is feeling better and that the two of you can continue your adventures!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sorry about the error in the title - didn't notice it

Any repairs to medical equipments for the disabled here are handled by a firm called Mediquip. Their service is excellent

Daisy Debs said...

Ha ha ! Love it !

Anonymous said...

Love this post! Sending Priscilla a kiss.—elf

Cro Magnon said...

She's passed her MOT. Brakes are important, ON EVERYTHING.

Librarian said...

Lovely little story, and I am so glad for you that Priscilla didn't have to go away, but is all ready for walks again.

The Feminine Energy said...

*hahaha* I pray Priscilla is all better now and will need no more surgical intervention. Bless her sweet rolling heart!! :-D ~Andrea xoxo

Tom Stephenson said...

As I get older my brakes tend to get stuck on.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks folks. Too hot to walk today but at least she's ready and waiting.