I had an interesting conversation yesterday. I was about to sit on a high stool and probably look a bit stiff getting my bottom up and on to it. A person watching me, said, "That was a real struggle for you."
Smarting a bit from the thought that she saw me as old and past it I dropped down off the chair and very promptly and quickly jumped back up. I saw her looking. I then went on to explain that on my first attempt my ankle had twisted a bit under me, as this artificial ankle I have can sometimes do. I then went on to tell her that i had in fact been out on a very hard and hilly walk/ run.
She smiled and made some comment about the limit of her exercise was running to catch a bus. She said she just could not see herself walking up the route I had taken that morning.
It is so like those people who without ever having tried tell you that they have absolutely no talent for one thing or another.
Did I feel pleased with myself that I had made my point? To be honest I did not. There was probably a much better way that conversation could have gone and I might have encouraged her to go out and try a nice walk in the estate. It is after all right where she lives and easily accessible. She just might have enjoyed it and felt as i do so often full of the joys of success.
There is a lovely and true story.