This one other time at the nail salon…

On the heels of a long discussion on the duty we all have to care for our parents as they age.

Nail Tech: My mom had Alzheimer’s – it was sometimes very difficult to handle her care. This one time, she broke her hand and we had to take her to the ER.  They put a cast on and sent her home. The next morning, she woke up, saw the cast and, because she had no memory of going to the hospital, decided we were torturing her.  She yelled and screamed at me for days.

Me: That must have been very difficult to deal with.  How did you handle it?

Nail Tech: I got some medicinal weed.

Me: Did that help her?

Nail Tech: Nah, it was for me.  She kept yelling – it just didn’t bother me anymore. 🙂

 

Well played, Nail Tech.  Well played.

 

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This one time at the nail salon…

My daughter in her pink phase. She's been many colors over the years.

My daughter in her pink phase. She’s been many colors over the years.

Nail Tech:  “Your daughter has lovely hair – where does she get it done?”

Me: “Thanks!  She’s a natural pink, actually.”

Daughter: (rolls eyes at mom) “My mom does my hair”

Nail Tech: “Well, either way, she gets it from you.

 

Well played, nail tech.  Well played.