I was sitting with Grandma at the eye doctor. The nurse did all the vision testing, then put in the drops to dilate her eyes. "Okay, it'll take about 20 minutes for those to work, so just sit back and relax."
Grandma, maybe 5 minutes later: *Loud sigh* "This is ridiculous."
Me: "What to you mean?"
Grandma: "It's taking so long for him to come in."
Me: *Laugh* "She told you it would take twenty minutes to dilate your eyes!"
Grandma: "Well it's been at least 7 or 8!"
Me: laughing and shaking my head
I can tell you that it got less funny after the nurse came back to check that her eyes were finally dilated, said they were, and pushed the light button that lets the doctor know she's ready. The nurse's big mistake was saying he'd be in in a few minutes. Ten minutes later, Grandma was threatening to walk out if he didn't show up in five minutes.
Me: "Yeah? Where do you think you're going? I drove you here."
Tell me, where does an 85 year old have to be in such a damn hurry to get to? Maybe she had hot date with a secret boyfriend at the 'Retirement Community'. Hmmmm.
The same thing will happen.... at a stoplight. Yes, a stoplight.
Light turns red, we stop. Two and three quarter seconds pass and she's all fired up because "this traffic is terrible having to wait like this." Really? It's a RED LIGHT.
Or a line at the store. Brace for the worst. Here comes her favorite line again, "Well this is ridiculous!" Did I mention she has no ability to whisper?
Me: "What, that they got here before you did?"
Grandma: "Well why are they so busy? Isn't there anyone else to check us out?" Looking at me, "We should just go. I can do this later."
Me: "Don't get your britches in a bunch. Find some patience, woman!"
Yes, I do talk to my grandmother like that. Judge away.
Really, I thought retired people had time. Isn't that the point of being retired? Because if it's not, tell me now so I can readjust my expectations. Me? I'm expecting to kick back a bit when I retire. Less rushing, less stressing, less hurrying.
I think I should investigate that boyfriend theory. There might be something to that after all...