If you have to tell somebody something that you believe they aren't going to like or will react badly to, do it to their face like a civilized human being!
I never have liked the idea of using a blog for the purposes of venting one's sour feelings, but I simply have to get this off my chest. I have a lot of arthritis; that's why I quit driving. I was getting to where I couldn't turn the wheel or even pull the seat belt around to fasten it, because it started in my shoulders. Maybe four years ago, the orthopedist said I had no cartilage left in the shoulder joints and the only answer is joint replacements. I can't see doing that -- I am not going to spend the rest of my life doing nothing but therapy and maybe have it be less than successful, anyway. I also have arthritis in my hands, my feet, and now in my right knee., and it's starting in the left hip. So, after I got rid of my car (which happened in February of 2013, when I broke my rib), a friend volunteered to take me the grocery store, to medical appointments, etc. She was firm in her commitment, although I'm always skeptical about whether you can be entirely sure of anybody's help, no matter what they say. My mother always said, never count on anybody to do anything for you.