“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain
Today I decided to either get a pedicure or audition for a part in a horror movie about mutant feet. The pedicure won out and I noticed my need to purchase more Vick’s. I got a little toe fungus, which is easily cured by an application of Vick’s under the toenails before bed. Don’t forget to wear the little footies. It’s a sexy look.
Next to my pedicure throne was a young man giving a pedicure to a middle-aged woman. Or maybe she was old but not completely putting together all the facts of life. Or maybe she was brought up to be agreeable. Those things happen. The young man was expounding about people being lazy and that’s why brick and mortar stores are going out of business.
He talked about people buying online, worked his way to the dangers of driverless cars, and ended by decrying people too lazy to grocery shop who now have their groceries delivered! What next? Horseless carriages! I digress. There was an outcry when the first automobiles hit the roads and streets covered with manure were about to become a thing of the past.
Sitting right next to him was a woman quickly approaching her 80’s (me), who sometimes entertains thoughts about losing mobility, her car and license, and the love of her family if she’d have to call them every time she needed groceries.
I’m taking the time to problem solve those issues before they rear their ugly little heads in my life. Merchants are also aware of the growth of the aging population. There are a lot of us. That nice, young, delusional man giving the pedicure will also join those ranks one of these days. People will be ready to help. Things change. Life is, and can remain, good. Get a grip, young man!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.