Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday afternoon

Mr. Answer: "My parents are doing great. They're both in their early 90's, and quite healthy."

Mrs. Answer: "Honey, your dad is 89, and your mother is 87."

Mr. Answer: "Yeah, early 90's."

Mrs. Answer: "No, that's late 80's."

Mr. Answer: "That would be 85."

Mrs. Answer: "You're not rounding this properly."

Mr. Answer: "Who's the retired math teacher here?"

Mrs. Answer: "I am."

Dr. Grumpy: (Sigh) "Are you allergic to any medications?"


Anonymous said...

Wow, was this an early dementia or just clueless man?

History Doc said...

Late 80s, early 90s. Same diff. Lucky either way.

Officer Cynical said...

"No, I'm not allergic to any medications. But I am allergic to penicillin, Keflex, and Septra."

Packer said...

For some reason that struck me as very sad, a devoted wife watching her husband losing connection , perhaps ? Somewhere in his 60s.


I hope not.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

"You think that's bad? You should see what he calls 'six inches.'"

Ashley said...

Hey Dr. G....

Have you seen this Daily Show clip about artisanal bagels?

Good old Lewis Black. But now I kinda want to make some homemade bagels... which actually would fit that dictionary definition of artisanal. huzzah!

Mockingbird said...

Perhaps both Mr. and Mrs. Answer could do with some artisanal bagels, with a quick going over of rounding numbers correctly.

Dave said...

At the DMV today, a man was told he needed a signed power of attorney to do whatever it is he was trying to do. "I am an attorney. Why would I need something to be one?"
I had my doubts.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I think that this is a late case of 'what's the dif'. For many years it made no sense to recall my exact age so I'd tell people that I was pushing 50 when I was 47 or so on and in my early 60s when I was 58 or 59 or so. When a person gets past 85, it really makes no difference if looking at physical health when they're 79 or 101, because the body goes when it goes. If you can talk about when Teddy Roosevelt was president, then it's a sure thing you're probably as old as the number on your driver's license(!!), but if you're talking about Abraham Lincoln, it is probably confabulation and it doesn't really matter about a verifiable old age, because it's a definite 'no' you shouldn't be driving.

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