It happened while I was gone
America became handicapped
Mobility Scooters, they are everywhere. These electric carts, somewhat like a golf cart are used by so many people, I just can’t believe it.
What happened to America? Why has health here declined to such an extent?
They are in every major store
At every major store, when you come in the door they will have a huge line of these mobility scooters available for customer use. In some stores I have seen as many as 20 such scooters sitting there inside the front door, and who knows how many already taking passengers around the store.
There really are a lot of personal mobility problems in the USA these days. From what I can tell, it is not that there are more old people, or it is more that a much larger percentage of the population is in poor health. I wonder why?
It would seem that no major retailer would be without such scooters, because it would make the shoppers go to another store that provides mobility devices for their customers.
Some users are shocking
I find it pretty shocking when I see a person using such a mobility cart or scooter for doing their shopping, and then I will see them go out to their car in the parking lot riding their scooter. They put their groceries in the trunk of their car, and then they ride the scooter back into the store to put it back where they got it. But then… they get off of the scooter and walk back out to their car.
Now, I am sure there are some people that have a handicap that is not readily visible and are justified in doing that. No doubt there are people like that.
However, it would seem that some of these folks are just lazy. They would rather ride a cart around the store than to walk. I really am not trying to shame such people, I just find it a big change that has happened during the 20 years that I was away from the United States.
Searching through my memories, I just don’t remember stores having such devices available for shoppers back in the 90s or before when I lived here last. I am sure there were a few such places, but it does not stand out in my memory. These days, you will hardly find a large store that does not provide this kind of option for their customers.
Another issue: Drug Advertisements
A related issue that I can’t believe is the amount of TV advertising for pharmaceutical items. Different drugs. Drugs for diabetes and every other condition out there. Statins for the heart. Pain relievers. Eye medication.
Again, is this a product of the population aging? I don’t know, but it does not seem so.
The really surprising thing on these drug ads is that they start listing the side effects, and it probably takes half of the ad time to just tell you what might go wrong. I mean, just listening to the warnings would scare me away. Many of these drug warnings on the ads even say “death is possible”. No thanks!
For anybody reading, if you have been living here in the United States over the past couple of decades maybe you can tell me what has led to this issue?
Is it from a poor diet, or poor food (like GMO items) being sold here? Lack of exercise? Or am I wrong, and it is due to the aging of America?
Share your thoughts, I’d be very interested in knowing how all of this came about.