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BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 09:00:33

Ok...so I just found out that I'm short enough to get away with a kid's white cane instead of an adut-sized one. Not only am I saving a tenner- but RNIB do them in cool colours!! WIBU to get one foe every outfit? I mean, there's a reason they don't sell them in adult sizes, huh?

JeanSeberg Fri 07-Mar-14 09:03:32

Ooh I've never seen walking canes in different colours before, what a great idea! I like the yellow one, absolutely you should get them in every colour!

www.rnib.org.uk/shop/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?category=coloured_childrens_canes&productID=MC08YELLOW01

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 09:06:05

Thanks Jean! I've ordered a pink one for now, to go with my hair!

Ilovehamabeads Fri 07-Mar-14 09:07:31

No yanbu, people have bags and shoes to match so why not a stick.

EduCated Fri 07-Mar-14 09:15:10

That sounds an amazing idea! An old family friend had a degenerative eye condition, and at the point he needed to get a cane decided e'd go for the funky one with the red end grin

He only realised what it meant when he took it out for the first time.

CadleCrap Fri 07-Mar-14 09:16:11

YANBU Go for it!

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 10:00:32

A red-ender!! grin Well, exactly! I'm thinking of writing to them and asking if they have plans to extend (oo-er) the coloured ones to adult sizes! My MIL claims that this would dwfeat the object of a white stick being a VI symbol... I disagree! I mean, if i 'm walking along with a stick, swinging it along the ground, it must be obvious what I'm doing, right?

JeanSeberg Fri 07-Mar-14 10:01:53

I'm thinking we could go on Dragon's Den with a whole range of designs and patterns Buggar. What do you think??

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 10:03:03

Edu I won't have any of the RNIB kitchen equipment either, gor the same reason...it wouldn't match the decor! May be on to something here...

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 10:03:59

X posted Jean sorry!!

MargotLovedTom Fri 07-Mar-14 10:05:19

What does a red end signify? confused and thinking rude things.

JeanSeberg Fri 07-Mar-14 10:05:30

Well you're miles ahead of me - we'll be pitching a whole range of equipment to the dragons!

BrianTheMole Fri 07-Mar-14 10:07:01

I think its pretty obvious what you're doing. Your mil is wrong. Different coloured canes are a fab idea. The idea needs to be extended to dog harnesses.

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 10:19:44

Definitely dog harnesses! Ooh maybe a value pack with the sun visors (yup...you guessed it...won't wear those either!), a symbol cane and a dog harness...am overthinking this, aren't i?

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 10:20:55

And pombear-shaped bumpons!!

MargotLovedTom Fri 07-Mar-14 12:43:57

EduCated - my curiosity really is piqued, what does the red end mean?

mistlethrush Fri 07-Mar-14 12:49:54

I think that if you did extend it to the harness people might get confused as other dogs do wear harnesses - albeit not with the handle bit - however the stick bit, I agree - if you're swishing a thin stick in front of you it is pretty obvious why. I think some patters - candy cane would be good - perhaps a liberty print for summer tea parties? You should also be able to get metalic coloured ones - or perhaps opalescent?

Kerosene Fri 07-Mar-14 12:52:42

I've an assortment of walking sticks for different outfits, and a friend has a pair of rhinestone'd crutches - colourful white canes sound great!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 07-Mar-14 13:05:03

But if it's a RNIB cane rather than a mobility aid stick , would the Great British Public be aware if it's not white what it is?

As a complete hi-jack.
Today there were some trainee guide dogs (they are often out and about here) mainly young labradors.

A group of young adults with Learning Difficulties were out shopping, chattering, noisy and obviously not so aware that they shouldn't distract the dogs.
The Trainee Dogs were a bit bamboozled, out of their depth at the en-mass noisy crowd.
But they got their Brave Faces on and carried on.

Amazing creatures grin

cozietoesie Fri 07-Mar-14 13:11:45

Good for them - and an excellent (if unplanned) training exercise.

TravelinColour Fri 07-Mar-14 13:15:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

steppemum Fri 07-Mar-14 13:15:58

Margot I think (not sure, but can't bare to keep you on the edge of your seat any longer grin

I think the red end signifies you are deaf as well as have visual impairment? I am pretty sure that is what red and white striped is?????

MargotLovedTom Fri 07-Mar-14 16:06:07

Thank you. I've obviously got a filthy mind grin.

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 17:53:14

grin I think a red end is so that motorists can see a "flash" of red to warning. Ooh...patterns! Like a snakeskin one! Well buggar me gently, I'm gonna get my crayons out!

A thin pink stick with a red end...

BuggarMeGently Fri 07-Mar-14 17:55:11

Gawd that post made as much sense as a pissed up rug...tired smile

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