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Stories to smile about on a Friday Afternoon - (just realised it's Thursday but hey)!

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JustPete
JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 303 Pioneering
About 10 yrs ago I was looking to buy an adjustable bed. I had prices of beds from specialist companies so decided to try a regular high street shop.  After we got through the usual 'please talk to me not my carer' malarky, I guided the salesman from the single beds to the double beds.

He was confused, but nonetheless followed.  Then we got to discuss the range of beds in this section - but again he was perplexed that I wanted the bed to be two separate halves, controlled by separate controls. Why would I want the bed to have two separate controls???????

I asked him whether he had an adjustable bed...........he did.

I then asked him whether it was a pain when he was fast asleep at night and his husband sat up to read and the whole bed raised up?  I explained it was a right pain.

I will never forget his face! Priceless.

And no, I did not buy a bed from there!
I am a Scope Community Volunteer Adviser with knowledge of "life"!  Lived experience including employing personal assistants, being gay, sport & leisure inclusion & participation, mental health issues.  

What is the bravest thing you've ever said? asked the boy. 'Help,' said the horse.  'Asking for help isn't giving up,' said the horse. 'It's refusing to give up.”

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for sharing @JustPete, that did indeed make me smile :) 

    Never mind about the day, it's pretty much Friday so I'll let you off :) 
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  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 303 Pioneering
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    I did get my bed, thanks!  B)  Just not from the high street, and not on a Friday :)
    I am a Scope Community Volunteer Adviser with knowledge of "life"!  Lived experience including employing personal assistants, being gay, sport & leisure inclusion & participation, mental health issues.  

    What is the bravest thing you've ever said? asked the boy. 'Help,' said the horse.  'Asking for help isn't giving up,' said the horse. 'It's refusing to give up.”
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ha ha love this 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    I don’t get it, was it his face because you said you had a husband? 
    Im surprised that caused any shock at all. 🙂

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    @leeCal I also don’t get it, but didn’t want to say, glad I’m not the only one.

    I’m glad you got your bed in the end though @JustPete :)
  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 303 Pioneering
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    @leeCal @66Mustang His face did tell the story of "what? you share a bed" and the double whammy of that it might be a man.  Or perhaps he too shared a bed with a man and thought he'd been rumbled.  Who knows!
    I am a Scope Community Volunteer Adviser with knowledge of "life"!  Lived experience including employing personal assistants, being gay, sport & leisure inclusion & participation, mental health issues.  

    What is the bravest thing you've ever said? asked the boy. 'Help,' said the horse.  'Asking for help isn't giving up,' said the horse. 'It's refusing to give up.”
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    I see @JustPete

    I think it’s the latter :D
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