Yesterday I was scheduled for my annual mammogram (I almost said something on Facebook about having a smashing good time but refrained for the sake of the men and teenagers who read there, not to mention my own kids. 🙂 ) In the waiting room with me was an older man and his even older mother. I doubt she was there for the same procedure, but the office there did all kind of imaging.
He was filling out the form for his mother, and said aloud to her, “They want to know if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.”
She responded, “Breastfeeding.”
I looked up to give him a smile over what his mother said, but he continued filling out the form as if what she had said was perfectly normal.
It was kind of bizarre. But it did strike me as terribly funny.
I thought maybe one of both of them thought the question was whether she ever had done either, but then, she would have answered yes to pregnancy, too.
By the way, when I bring up funny things elderly people say or do, it is not to make fun of them. It’s more in the same vein as bringing up funny things our kids said or did as they were growing up. Though sometimes with the elderly the fact that their brains don’t always make the connections they used to can be sad or even disturbing, most of the time with my own mother-in-law, we take the stance that it is better to laugh than to cry or be frustrated.
Then last night I noticed the extra toilet paper rolls in the ladies’ restroom at church were labeled with the brand name “Heavenly Choice.” Appropriate, yes?
And I got a text message from someone during church last night, and when I reached down to turn off the phone I checked the text message as well. It said, “Hey, this is Asa.” I don’t know any Asa, but since that’s the name of an Old Testament king, Jim later suggested I should have responded, “Hi, this is Jehoshaphat.”
🙂 🙂 🙂
Hope you have a good day — it’s been a week of errands and I am off to take care of some more.