Much like the crumbling social media website formerly known as Twitter, a one worn-down wheelchair has people asking, “What exactly is keeping it together?”
David Jackson received his wheelchair nearly 20 years ago. Since then, the durable device has driven over 10,000 miles, gone through six batteries and been leaned on by dozens of inconsiderate Karens. It has been bumped and scuffed on a regular basis, and has more loose screws than the bed frame of a wine mom who just discovered “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
While repeated attempts to repair the chair have been made, duct tape and hot glue can only last so long. However, a single rubber band that was carefully wrapped around loose parts has somehow seemed to do the trick. “Don’t touch it!” snapped Jackson as we closely inspected the miraculous elastic loop.
“I just can’t give up on this chair yet,” he told us. “Insurance won’t cover anything remotely comparable to this bad boy, and I just fit like a glove into all of its cracks.” It seems that, at least for the time being, the office supply solution has worked.
As the five-cent fix is seemingly responsible for the entire structural integrity of the chair, we asked Jackson if he is worried about the fragility of a device he is so dependent on.
“Yes. I am absolutely worried. I worry constantly,” he told us. “But I am a man of faith, and I truly have faith in that circular stretchy boy.”