Old People Rant!
Friday, February 10, 2012
My daughter used to work as a home health aide and said yesterday, "Old people are as bad as teenagers -- they never do what you tell them to do and always think nothing bad will ever happen to them!"
Boy, was that the truth yesterday!!
My dad had his first round of Chemo on Wednesday at the Mayo Clinic, and on Thursday morning he and my mother drove 10 hours home to Michigan! THROUGH Chicago.
You know why? They didn't have enough clothes to last another 3-4 weeks and my mom needed the charger to her electric toothbrush.
(REALLY MOM? NO STORES IN MINNESOTA? You can't use a regular toothbrush??) They will be home for four days and then drive the 10 hours back to Minnesota for the next round of chemo.
Of course my sister offered to send a package priority mail but the parents insisted they could make the trip. Of course mother did most of the driving, she with macular degeneration and floaters in both eyes while dad slept, zapped from the chemo.
I talked to them last night, thank God they made it home without incident, and they sounded really happy to be home!
Which brings me to the OTHER set of parents, TC's.
Yesterday his parents went to the bank and then the grocery store. Apparently in the confusion of getting the groceries into the car his mother left her purse in the shopping cart and his father left his cane. By the time they realized it and went back to the store, the purse was gone but the cane was still in the cart.
Inside the purse? Their withdrawal of $17,000.
It seems as though common sense starts slipping away at an alarming rate around the mid-80's!