Some of you remember back to one of my first posts, about Build-up and Tear-down activity. Here’s a link in case you didn’t catch that one. https://blogs.psychcentral.com/hidden-disabilities/2017/12/what-the-normies-dont-understand-theres-buildup-activity-and-tear-down-activity/
I just had an insight this week about the worst tear-down activity of all: what I call walk-standing. It’s that cowlike way of moving through, for example, street festivals—you stop at each booth, often chatting with someone until you’re profoundly uncomfortable, then move on slowly until you stop again. Sometimes in my mind, I hear the parody of a White House tour guide saying, “And we’re walking… we’re walking… and we’re stopping.” I did a site visit for work last March that was like that, where we walked, then stood and talked about features of the site, my legs turning to concrete, my spine seizing at the fracture site, then we plodded along some more. By the end of that visit, my injured knee was screaming and the rest of my body felt battered.