Today of all days I wish I was flexible. After about 13 years of cheerleading, you would think I would be but it just isn’t in my cards! I have taken Yoga, stretched, etc. But today I just feel old.
It’s a humbling feeling sitting with my friend Herb who is 95 (yes mark my word 95 years old!! I have had to remind him a few times!) It is never a dull moment being in his company. Well today we sat and had lunch at his Retirement Center. He made a motion with his hand pointing at the old “biddies” talking loudly and causing a scene. “They always have to be the center of freaking attention…Crap!” he said. It seemed like that women were talking about us for some reason. I am sure at their age they look for every piece of gossip they can and just talk to hear themselves speak. You know how us women are! 😉 Their glares, their “quiet” whispers, and most of all their constant loud chair scoot! OH man does that drive him nuts!
Today he was particularly on edge because he hasn’t been feeling well. Good Ol’ Herb…maybe if your lucky I will share with you a few stories. He is definitely a good friend. ANYWAYS, Well first the glares started and you know that he didn’t miss that one. He heckled from across the room “heeeey what are you looking at?!” They quickly turned back around and acted as thought they were minding their own business. EVERYONE knew it was Herb talking. He has quite the reputation around there and that’s when we got the stares. Man, that was the funniest thing ever. If you could just imagine a bunch of old men and women just staring and looking disgruntled. It was pretty awesome I am not going to lie.
Well we made it thru our usual soup and jello. Herb ALWAYS gets that combination and as we were walking out this same women who just could not take her eyes off of us before asked if I was his daughter!? We both got a good laugh out of this one. He explained I was a friend’s daughter and his “Personal Secretary”. She seemed satisfied with that response and we got the heck out of dodge!
You see this wasn’t the first time people had reason to wonder about me. I have many friends who are usually older and more than likely male and people like to ponder what mischief I’m up to… To me, that is the perfect position to be in! One time I got mistaken as Herb’s “mistress”! UH yeah right! hahahaha. That was the best one thus far. I have been seen with my associate at a restaurant where his wife works and all the waitresses love to talk! So point blank they asked his wife about who I was and man she played right along with it.
I think it is fun to leave people wonder. I get the satisfaction and a good laugh at watching them. What an amazing reminder not to assume and enjoy your company. Who cares if you get stared down by some old women! What are they going to do cane ya?