ABSENT MINDED OR OLD?
People make jokes about old people and “senior moments”, but when you reach Social Security age and your mom suffered from Alzheimer’s, these little moments are not that funny. When you have a bout of what my sister-in-law calls “Old-timers’ disease”, it is more a cause of concern than something to joke about. Today I had just one such moment.
On my way home from being Grandpa Joe to two of my Crankettes, about an hour and a half drive, I got a call from my daughter in North Carolina. I was
listening talking for about 15 minutes when I arrived home and parked in my garage. While still on the phone I grabbed my bag and my PC, went into my house and emptied my pockets. I emptied my change, my wallet, my money clip and my keys. Still on the phone I thought “SHIT, I left something in the car”. Still on the phone with my daughter, I went back out to the garage, opened the car door, and still on the phone I peered into the car looking for the one item I forgot……MY CELL PHONE!!
I often forget my cell phone when I get home. I often leave it in the car and don’t realize it until I empty my pockets. Today I momentarily panicked when I did not see the phone in the car until I finally realized….I WAS TALKING TO MY DAUGHTER ON THE PHONE!!
Some of you young folks may think this is funny, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.