Sunday, May 2, 2010


"Why are you in hospital today?" I ask the little old lady

She looks up at me, smiles, makes eye contact, and says, "yes"

"But why are you here?" ... "yes" she smiles

"WHY?" ... "yes"

I smile, lean in close, and shout in her ear, "WHY ... ARE ... YOU ... HERE?"

"Oh, I got up after my afternoon nap and I was shaking all over, I just couldn't get warm" she says in her soft little voice.

And I thought she was confused.


PTR said...

She probably thought you were pretty confused too.

Pink Stethoscopes said...

I was starting to get that vibe ... her last 'yes' sounded very patronising.