Sunday, October 19, 2008


I've seen the future and it is filled with MAXINES.

I was sitting in the neurologists waiting room and all around me were older ladies. Correctly, a room full of Maxines. Honest to god. Besides me and the little boy with ADHD it was all 70 year old Maxines.

In fact when one came in she stopped in the door and looked down at the little boy, who at that moment had decided he was a fish flopping around on the waiting room floor. The Maxine stood staring at him then asked..."What are you then?" the little boy stopped flopping around and looked back at her as if trying to figure out if she were for real. "Well, when you figure it out, you let me know." Then she walked up to the desk.

There was also the lady who's appointment wasn't until Nov 7th. She came yesterday and argued with the receptionist that "NO, TODAY I SEE THE DOCTOR, ON THE 7TH I SEE THE DENTIST. WHY WOULD I COME HERE IF I NEEDED TO BE AT THE DENTIST?" then she huffed and sat down. She sat there for a moment, got up and said. "I'm leaving. When he wants to see me. I'm open on the 7th." then she walked out. I laughed out loud. I could just see the twitching on the faces of the receptionists.

I'm sure I'll be one of those Maxines one day. Probably one who will encounter little fish boys.


Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

On the bright side, being a crazy old lady of 70 year beats NOT being one, hee hee. ;)

Jodie said...

Haha! At least you were entertained.

Anonymous said...

boy looks forward to those days as well. his role model will be Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose, and all the neighboring children will fear walking the gauntlet on the sidewalk in front of his house. Franks will be in attack mode too!