THE OLD FOLKS' HOME
going to the care center has been really fun! those weekly trips with marianne are usually the highlight of my week. i love feeling like i'm making a difference in someone's life. and even if it isn't any of those people, i have made a difference in MY life and it has made me a more grateful person.
anyway, last week at the care center was .... interesting .... to say the least. i have never been more speechless in my life!
i was visiting with an older man named keith about his wife. i was just trying to make conversation and get to know him, so i said, "what was your favorite thing about her?"
he looked straight at me, and without batting an eye, said, "her breasts."
pretty sure my face went beet-red, and i said, "uh. what?" like i hadn't heard him. but duh. i heard him. loud and CLEAR!! i fought down the urge to start giggling.
so, keith, unabashed, says even louder: "her breasts!"
um, okay buddy! what the heck am i supposed to say to that?! i was trying not to laugh sooo hard. i cleared my throat like 5 times, and then said, "oh. yeah... those are important!" and changed the subject FAST before i started laughing hysterically. it was the funniest/most awkward moment in a long time.
gotta love those old folks! :)