Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ma and Pa Kettle in the kitchen

Me: The weirdest thing just happened. I forgot how old I am.

Quizzical look from him.

Me: And it wasn't just a passing flash either, I could not for the life of me remember if I am 51 or 52. I finally had to do the math to figure out that I'm 52.

Slightly concerned eyeball roll from him.

Me: I don't think this is a dementia thing though. I think it's just that after you have lived so many years, a year one way or the other simply doesn't matter anymore. I have too many other, more important, things to remember. Yeah, that's it.

Pause, and then slightly sheepish chuckle from him.

Him: Actually ... when you first said started telling me this, I couldn't remember how old I was either. Not till you said you were 52 and then I knew that I had to be 51.

Sometimes you have to use the buddy system.

12 comments:

Allison said...

Ha ha! Love this.

Someone asked me how old I was last week and I answered it back like a question...so it's not just you. ;)

Wandering Coyote said...

Love it.

But neither of you look a day older than 45!

Ruhee said...

This made me laugh out loud.

John Mutford said...

I've drawn blanks on my own phone number quite often.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So it's not just us old farts then! This is comforting, Al, thanks.

You are too sweet, WC, but you haven't seen us without our makeup.

Then my work here is done, Ruhee.

You are doomed then, John. No hope for you.

L said...

Ha! This happens to me occasionally, which does not bode well for my math in the future.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We must keep up our math skills, Lesley. Apparently they will become increasingly more important as we age, something the high school math teacher never even thought of.

~Jen~ said...

hahahahaha Nice!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It gets weird around here, Jen.

Dale said...

I would have rolled my eyeballs too and waited for the buddy system to kick in in exactly the same way. Hahaha.

Susan said...

hahaha! Very funny! And I have seen you both w/o makeup and will support WC's comment. I might even drop that number by a few years.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The you definitely have a permanent spot waiting for you in our kitchen, Dale.

You are such a good liar, Susan, just another reason to love you.