Thoughts & Ideas

put me in a wheelchair, get me to the show, Hurry hurry hurry, before I go loco

11 October, 2012 (12:00) | Thoughts & Ideas

What do single people with no friends do when they have to get an operation? How about people from out of town, either as exchange students or just long term work assignments? How do you get yourself to and from a place while you’re under anesthesia? When I had to get foot surgery, It required me to go to a place off the bus route without even knowing exactly what time I needed to be there. Before this turns into a medical industry rant (fighting hard to hold it back) how can someone make this happen on their own? It just seems like there would be a huge industry for “friends for rent.” Not a professional, just a place to go or someone to help you when you need it. Drives you there, takes you home, maybe even stays at your house and watches tv while you sleep just to make sure you’re OK. I mean, it’s not even a service needed in necessity, I’d sign up just to make everything simpler logistically. None of my friends or family need to call off work, I’ll just rent a friend to take care of me that day.

Maybe there’s a need beyond medical/surgeries too.  Maybe someone just needs a ride to work.  Or to the repair shop to pick up their car.  Things like that.