I have that “it” item, that piece that everyone wants. It’s almost always on me when I’m out and about, and it’s the perfect choice for parties, sporting events, or even a quick trip to the drugstore.
Upon seeing it, people always ask me where I got it and how they can get one. They want to touch it, try it out, see if it complements them. Young and old are eager to get their hands on my must-have accessory.
So what is this fabulous piece, you may ask? A designer purse, a statement necklace, some unique artisan-made shoes?
No, it’s my trusty folding cane-stool. Whether I’m sitting in line at a Redbox kiosk or at a doctor’s window, people LOVE it. And I’m serious about young and old.
Young: I used it at a frozen yogurt shop and the adorably-perky 16-year-old behind the counter went on and on about how much she wanted a stool just like mine. I asked her why, and she said, “Oh, I take ballet and practice for hours at the studio, and during breaks, I’m just so lazy, I’d LOVE to sit down!” Okay, I loved that.
Old: I was sitting on it checking out books when the librarian asked me all about it and told me she’d LOVE to get one for her elderly mother, who was pushing 90 and really could use it, but her mom just didn’t want to be pegged as one of those sick people, you know? I just have to laugh.
In the meantime, look for me out and about. If I’m not in a wheelchair or electric scooter, I probably have my must-have accessory… and I’ll even let you try it out!
P.S. In the meantime, do you have a must-have accessory? Do tell!
P.P.S. A friend gave it to me; she’d bought it for her late mother at an estate sale. This, too, can be yours! It’s on Amazon, here.
P.P.P.S. I’ve never seen another of these in use anywhere. Share the news if you have a sighting.