Daily Archives: September 30, 2009
There was the chop sticks phase. The Armageddon phase. The Pringle can phase. The infamous swishy pant phase. The horse phase. The pen phase. The CCM phase. The bandanna phase (that was a scary one). The vegetable soup phase.
I’m taming down the running phase. I still notice a few sprinklings of the “You’ve Got Mail” phase. In the midst of the cereal phase. I feel like I may be broaching the end of the ice cream phase, though I’m definitely in the thick of the blog-y phase.
We shall see what new phases come with this next period of my life.
Tonight at supper my co-workers and I were eating supper when we look over and seeing three ladies who were sitting together, laughing hysterically. One of them had her back to me so all I could see was her shoulders bobbing up and down as she giggled. The lady next to her was laughing so hard she had her head in her arm on the table. And the third lady, who has dementia and I have never seen truly laugh, was bright red in the face and wiping tears from her eyes.
None of us knew what was so funny and the ladies were incommunicado while they laughed and laughed for five… then ten minutes straight. It was an amazing sight to behold. Such a ruckus for an assisted-living facility! We were all smiling to our selves just because it was so fun to watch them laugh. The other residents were equally curious and also had smirks on their faces.
Finally, the ladies had enough breath to relive whatever it was that had started the laughter… The lady with her back to me had said, “They wash my clothes at midnight! [hysterical laughter]“
That’s true. The laundry gets done on third shift now. But given the abundance of people in assisted-living facilities with hearing problems, it should come as to surprise that the lady next to her heard something different…
“What? They wash your toes at midnight?!?”