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Walking Stick

Started by: dostaf (inactive)

In a shop window in Wigan there are some fancy walking sticks.

The handle of one incorporates an imitation six shooter.

Would you risk it?

Started: 9th Nov 2012 at 17:50

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

A change is as good as arrest. You wouldn't think they'd be allowed to sell those.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:00

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I think they are mainly for ornamental use really, Jo Anne.

Similarly with shops which sell those awful samurai swords.

Shop concerned was recently mentioned on here.

Formerly Singers Army and Navy place. Corner of Hallgate and Market Street (Facing Crofters pub)

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:03

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I've seen the shop, Dostaf.

Looking elsewhere online, the price you can pay for a walking stick like that is ... shocking.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:21
Last edited by jo anne: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:22:30

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I didn't notice the price in the shop. I just chuckled to myself.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:27

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I don't know the price really.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

GERROFF

I've been looking for an image of the same stick too.

Anyroad; there's a shiny sixpence for the first bright boy or girl who can find the name for a walking stick collector.

I can't find the bugger!


Mache, if you decide to have a google, make sure you type 'walking' correctly.

Especially if you go down the American route and try 'walking cane'

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:33
Last edited by dostaf: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:34:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Found it.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 18:36

Posted by: alan lad (443)

Plenty walking sticks being carried in Wigan these days mainly used for pointing they hang nicely on the arm aswell.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 19:16

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Has Rab C. Nesbitt got a vested interest in walking sticks?

A collector of walking sticks is termed a rabologist.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:04
Last edited by jo anne: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:04:27

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Wiki helped.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:11

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Walking sticks can be used for grabology too.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:48

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I know a naughty joke about one of those grabbing doings.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:51

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Anybody have one


Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:52

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Don't you collect those, Dostaf? Then recollect them.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:54

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

That's beautiful, Mache. I bet they sell great guns.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:54

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Naughty jokes, Jo Anne. Of course.

Another monkey on a stick, Mache?

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:55
Last edited by dostaf: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:37:00

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Might get one if me injured knee dosen't repair quickly

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:59

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Wouldn't an owner of the walking stick that started this thread be worried it could be mistaken for fire wood?

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 20:59

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Little Johnny's Grandma was telling him how good her grabber was. She showed him how versatile it was. Picking things up from the floor, then reaching up with it to retrieve things.

The little sod snatched it off her and threw it on the floor.

"Now you're stuffed!" He shouted, or words to that effect.

It's warm where me and Little Johnny are going to.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:00

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Oh 'eck, Mache - hope your knee recovers soon.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:01

Posted by: mache (inactive)

damm green flags

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:02

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Ouch!

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:04

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Ouch. I've done some super skids on moss-covered flagstones, Mache. Very slippery.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:05

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Did it avoiding a dogs nest

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:06

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

It's not fair, is it? So simple for dog owners to bag it.


Then throw it in the nearest bush or tree. (I don't really.)

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:11

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

He was probably looking up for flying dog and tripped.

Get well soon, Mache.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:12

Posted by: mache (inactive)

It were a couple of weeks ago, got backache due to walking tenderly since

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:15

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

There's a technical term for that.

Trapezium comes to mind, but that's not it.

Something to do with having your gait out of kilter.

Send for a medical mon. He'll tell us.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:17

Posted by: mache (inactive)

NO, NO,PLEASE NO

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:19

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Probably even offer a bit of 'hands on'.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:21

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:23

Posted by: mache (inactive)

I'm fine now just having a quick jog to Hull and back

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:23

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

This is a message board, not a massage board.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:24

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Happen he wants his chakras realigned?

I know a mon who probably read something about how to do it whist in a waiting room.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:26

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

That's a speedy recovery, Mache. Just watching Derren Brown about the placebo effect.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:27

Posted by: mache (inactive)

and them hairy things have kneecaps

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:28

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I dont think that's what Mache avoided, Jo Anne.

Fierce things is them Placebos, but they don't make a lot of mess.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:29

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Glad you typed Derren and not..........

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:30

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Ah, but that's the old psychological direction at work, Mache.



Blame Mache.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:31

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

The programme's called Faith and Fear.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:32

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Exactly!

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:32

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Typing of hairy knees - How are Oleg and friends, Mache?

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

DNE

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:34

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:35

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I hoped the spiders might put in a joint effort to help Mache around the house.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:36

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Olegs fine I saw him earlier and he had his mandibles out

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:37

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

G R O A N

Cat'll probably help him down the stairs. And rather quickly, too.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:40

Posted by: 0 years (inactive)

A year or so ago I spotted a white blind person's stick in the window of a charity shop with a price on it.

I couldn't get my head around that one!

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:45

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I could ask how you knew the blind person was white?

But I wont.

Beware of racism claims.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:48

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

See, Mache has got into my yed too.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 21:50

Posted by: 0 years (inactive)

Well spotted dostaf, you need to be very careful these days..

The stick was white but there was no intimation as to what colour, creed or sexual orientation any person who was unfortunate enough to be blind needed to be to purchase said stick.

Replied: 9th Nov 2012 at 22:02

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



Cheers, 0 years. I'm so glad you didn't think I was being pedantic.

I love the way words can be turned to a humourous slant.

On a serious note and in a similar vein (ish), it's often asked about why crutches etc. find themselves in the lost property departments of transport companies.

I reckon it is due to people who are recovering from temporary disabilities, such as a broken foot.

As time goes on, they rely on the aid less, even to the point of losing them.

Also, given the way things are today, how many, on recovery, would bother to return to the hospital, pay to park, then hand in a pair crutches?

When they could be weighed-in as scrap?

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 02:35
Last edited by dostaf: 10th Nov 2012 at 02:36:35

Posted by: PeterP (8478)

Dostaf after my wife had a stroke earlier on this year the hospital issued her with a walking stick to aid her balance.I bought her a fancy folding multi coloured stick and more lightweight than the nhs stick.I returned the nhs stick to the hospital because it must cost a fortune for sticks/crutches which are not returned

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 08:49

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

A lot of NHS walking aids probably do 'go for a walk' and you're right, PeterP - it must cost a fortune.

Dostaf, "Weighing them in as scrap" is a bad way to get shot of metal walking aids. (I know you're joking)

Operation Alloy will give them some stick.

"Police in Wigan have helped reduce metal thefts in the town by 60 per cent in the last six months thanks to hard-hitting enforcement activity aimed at metal thieves. (July 2012)

“We are working at a lot of different levels to make Wigan a hostile environment for metal thieves."

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 10:20

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I was joking about weighing the stuff in.

But I do wonder how many people, unlike PeterP, can't even be bothered to take stuff back once they've made a full recovery?

As I mentioned earlier, the parking issue could be a put off.

There's a thought. As well as free parking for short visits to A&E they should also waive the parking fees for those just nipping in with returned crutches and the like.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 15:50

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

From WW News - There was a one day amnesty in 2008 - for Wigan Council & the health services' equipment. (Martland Mill, Wigan and The Chatham Street Partnership, Leigh)

I agree it'd be a good thing to have free parking for returning equipment to hospitals, Dostaf. Possibly some equipment can be returned to physio depts etc in local health centres with free parking anyway?

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 16:28

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Good point, Jo Anne.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 16:33

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive)

I hate those types of shops that sell swords and Kung Fu metal stars and alike, should be banned all together. Some of the knives and daggers they sell are horrible and usually bought by notreets.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 20:32

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Hear hear.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 20:33

 

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