Thursday, December 07, 2006

old people are not politically correct

More conversations with the same old person:

Old person (pointing to some men taking a lunch break on the lawn near their work equipment): Look at those Mexicans sitting around instead of raking leaves. Don't that beat all? Of course, they like doing it.

Me: ????

Old person: Blah, blah, blah . . . Mexicans . . . blah blah blah. So, are you ever going to get married?

Me: Um, well, I would have to be dating someone first.

Old person: I guess that's true. But don't wait too long to start a family, or you'll have retarded kids.

I guess I know what I'll be getting as a wedding present -- this very special book.


Ben said...

How did you ever find such an adorable old person to have these wonderful, humorous conversations with?

I must admit, your response to the first part of the conversation was among the best possible, I think. What can you really say to an old person with such opinions?

I also really liked that book. And who needs to wait until you get married, huh? Christmas is just around the corner, you know. I'll bet it would make for a fascinating read...

adamotchi said...

I can't wait for the next chapter in the "old person" chronicles.

Cindy said...

I found my old person through Salt Lake County Aging Services. As part of my volunteering with them, I drive the old person around on her errands on Saturdays. Mostly we go to McDonalds and Walmart or the dollar store.

Old person: Look at this junk. Why do they sell such poor quality stuff here?

Me: Probably because they're selling it for $1. That's my theory, at any rate.

Ben said...

Good for you. I think volunteering is a great idea. I'll have to look into starting to do some myself once I start work in the spring.

Speaking of good books, have you ever heard of one called Watership Down?

Chantalita said...

Very creative way to work the book in. I am impressed.

If you want to do any other fun volunteering, try the Institute for the Blind in SLC. I am sure they could use plenty of rides. And rather than telling you that your children wil be retarded, they'll point out all sorts of things you didn't know - like that your blinker clicker is unusual because the sound comes from the left side of your car not the right, or that your car horn is a perfect G. Just be careful not to walk them into things, I hear blind people don't really like that.