I’ve had a lot of conversations at work with the elderly lately. I’ve learned two things: they love frozen yogurt, and they’ll say things that surprise you! I’m not pointing out their age to be rude, but there’s just something about my wrinkly friends that I find necessary to share. They sure can teach you a lot!
(Except Bob* from the nursing home. All he ever taught me was to not wake him up when he won bingo or he’d throw the prize at my face.)
Me: (To Roshandala) So how are your dogs doing?
-She’s single and her six large doggies are like little kids who keep her busy. Every morning she goes downstairs and makes them go outside and run around for a little bit and go to the bathroom. Their beds are nice and warm and cozy though, so they don’t really like getting up early and going into the cold. –
Roshandala: Mitzy was being especially lazy this morning, even after all the other dogs went outside. So I said, “quit playing dead like a lazy bum, Mitzy!” Mitzy would not budge. I walked over to her doggie bed, “C’mon!!” But it turns out Mitzy wasn’t playing dead. She must have passed away in the night.
Me: That’ll be $5.32.
Sassy Granny: What! Can I put some of this yogurt back??
Me: Uhh.. I don’t think that’s possible. *chuckles*
Sassy Granny: Well that sucks ass. *hands me a twenty dollar bill*
Fabio: *looks down at tip jar* I’ll give ya a tip!
Me: Ohhh great here we go.
Fabio: Don’t play leapfrog with a unicorn!! *cackles*
Me:..good advice sir
A Kind Word
Me: *stressed out, trying to keep a rush under control*
MaryLou: I can see that you’re working hard, great job!
Me: *speechless*…thank you!
Try talking to an older person today! Or any person for that matter; they all have a story to tell that will surprise you, and make you laugh, cry or smile unexpectedly.
*names have been changed for the purpose of anonymity