When we go into the Brookdale dining roomI usually get behind the chair my wife has chosenand I push while she lifts her chair slightlyand jerks it forward to the tableuntil she is positioned as she wishes to be.
I call this effort “buck-slide”.
Then I sit in my chosen chairand I make similar motions to place myselfin an ready-to-eat position.
I often look about the dining halland see others “buck-sliding” into their comfort zone.
Most folks wince a bit as they do it.
Since I must wait for serviceand there is little else to doI find a certain pleasure in seeinghow the old folks pull themselvesor get pushed into the placeswhere they are expecting good food.
And occasionally it is.