With shaking hands, unsteadily holding cutlery, hoping and praying that I don't drop food down the front of my clothes leaving stains, eating in public is sometimes a nightmare. Going to a restaurant used to be such a treat and enjoyable experience. I'd look at the menu and peruse all the appetising dishes, choosing something that I would not attempt to make at home. Today is a very different matter, for when looking at a menu, my first thought is how easy will this dish be to eat? Anything that involves spaghetti, linguine, couscous, peas, or a steak on a bone that requires great dexterity to dissect, I immediately eliminate, as they will be difficult for me to eat.
I always carry wet wipes in my handbag, have done for years, but originally began due to owning a dog who has the nasty habit of drooling and using the nearest person as a towel. I can't begin to tell you how many times I have apologised to complete strangers for our dog smearing her slimy goo on their attire. I began to notice when family came to visit, how they would dress down, knowing full well our darling canine, without doubt would leave her mark on their clothing. Wet wipes thankfully remove the unfortunate and embarrassing daubing.
I don't know what is in wet wipes, but the chemical or secret ingredient they contain is magic indeed. Now I carry these in my handbag (individually wrapped ones) for if I spill anything on my clothes when out, these wonderful wipes usually remove most stains immediately. If you have Parkinson's, a small piece of advice, is to always carry wet wipes with you when going out!