When I found I couldn’t peel an orange or a grapefruit anymore (I like my grapefruits eaten in sections like oranges) I started working on how to cut them into sections so they could be tackled with only one working hand. That was not so easy–it was pretty messy and wasted a lot of juice on the counter–and took a cleaver and an acceptance of some pretty weird-shaped slices. After a month or two of this I saw someone at our QIVC retreat peeling an orange so I asked if she could also peel me one. Which she did. And I ate it in sections instead of tearing pulpy pieces off slices of peel–and (heres why the blog post) it was so much more delicious and enjoyable! I had forgotten. I had settled for the self-sufficient DIY method that brought me noticeably less pleasure.
I assume no one out there in healthy-person-land, world of the well, wants to peel my orange for me. But I think this is wrong in general. People wish they could help, change things, make a difference–and this is one thing they can do for me, I guess.