Saturday, December 4, 2010

SAVE THE CEREBRAL MATTER FOR THE BIG STUFF...*COUGH*

Okay...fine. It's December, it's Christmas, New Years, and Hanuka and you would think I'd have lots to write about, right? Nope. I'm lame. LAME! My life is pretty small right now, so there's not much to write about...

Except for this one nugget of a conversation I had with mother this afternoon. I was heading out to pick up some lunch before grocery shopping. She was giving me her order from Wendy's.

"I want it right off the grill, steamy hot. Tell them it's for your elderly mother so they do it right! [For real? Does that have 'pull' with teenagers in fast food restaurants these days? Do they hear "elderly" and snap to?...straighten their shoulders?...show up on time?...do their homework?...feed the dog?...make their beds?...and tell their moms they love them?....] I want a double, no ketchup, with cheese and mayo. And fries, I want fries."

While she's telling me this, I say, "Hang on, I'm getting a pen to write this down so I get it right".

In pure, sincere amazement, my 90 yr old mother looks at me and says in genuine surprise, "Debbie Ruth, are you telling me with your education, you can't remember that simple order?"

To which I replied, in all seriousness, staring her straight in her eyes, nose to nose, "I'm telling you I don't waste brain cells on stupid stuff. I save my cerebral matter for research statistics". And I waltzed out the door.

I couldn't remember that order past the front door. And now I have to repent. I can think quick on my feet, but I didn't say I could think virtuously.

I'm bad...but quick...but bad....

8 comments:

Blasé said...

Well DR,

Sometimes getting nose-2-nose is efficacious for communication.

p.s. There are 2 Rocking Chairs on the deck/in the pic. I'll let you have first choice.

jojo said...

Hahahaha, maybe I could use that line too, saving my precious memory bank for something important b/c I usually don't know the day of the week! ;)!

Daisy said...

I would have to write the order down too.

The Katzbox said...

Blase: Aren't rocking chairs heavenly? I am notorious in my family for my rocking. I mean, if I was a 4-yr-old, I would totally drag my butt into counseling, but it's way too late for that now....

Jojo: I just about always have a pin and paper on me...my brain cells make the prettiest tinkling sound when they hit the ground... :)

Daisy: we have to talk. When I click on your name and go to you blog, apparently I somehow go to "blogs that you follow" and then, I respond to that person as tho it's you. I call her "Daisy" and I make a fool out of myself. I'm an idiot. I think her name is Lynn or Linda...anyway, if she's a friend of yours, I hope you guys get a laugh out of it... :)

Daisy said...

OH*NO!!!! That should not happen.

Daisy said...

http://disgruntleddaisy.blogspot.com/

That is my blog URL. Try that. If you still have trouble, let me know.

jojo said...

saw this and thought of you The Quality of Life of Spousal Caregivers of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Survey
www.surveymonkey.com

Dutch donut girl said...

Oh, I always forget names, numbers, even my own name sometimes!