I am talking about bottle tops. I have tried to catch a falling bottle top and other thing a few times lately only to bang my head, knee or elbow. My reactions and timing isn’t what it used to be. My policy now if I drop anything is to let it land and stop before attempting retrieval.
My point is that as we age we must take note that we are not what we were 20-30 years ago but don’t think about it every day. I am sure that this attitude is responsible for a lot of sprains and pains in the autumn of life.
Just remember this next time you are looking at doing something physical that you may not have done for many years. My 80 year old father recently gave himself a hernia trying to move some paving slabs!
What happens if the wind blows off the famous black hat? It gets worse trying to run after things like that.
Amazon sell quite a nifty line in Chin-straps I believe.
Another place to be careful is when pottering in the garden. I swear a blade of grass tripped me up a few weeks ago and I nearly hit my head on the corner of a concrete wall. As it was, I was so winded it took me about five to ten minutes to find a place I could push my self upright again.
I tried (successfully) to move a fully loaded box freezer ( on a carpeted floor) with my right leg and truly knackered up my right knee.I see the knee specialist again at the end of the month...but will probably not go for the total knee-joint replacement just yet, as I am a mere strippling of a lad...of 57 summers.
WONGA's TV ad, featuring Earl, the grey-haired baldy office 'boy' with the snazzy yellow waistcoat, was always able to catch a flying tea-cup in slow motion...that really impressed the two office 'girls'...always makes me laugh :o)