Friday, May 7, 2010

The Couple

I saw a gorgeous old couple in the nursing home this morning. As I followed the doctor around, we would pass them sitting in the communal lounge, watching everybody go by and commenting in what they probably thought were low voices. They would sit there and make insightful social commentary such as, "that man is very tall", and "oh look there are three of them now", all the while eyeing us to make sure we hadn't heard.

I passed them again when I was sent to assess a patient ("that one's on her own now"). It took maybe 15minutes and when I passed their way again they were sitting in their same chairs, heads lolled back and mouths wide open, both of them snoring away. So cute.

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