Monty Python cue
Saturday October 02nd 2010, 10:18 pm
Filed under: Life

Do I tell this one?

I was in Costco today. Nope, not a fingerpuppet story. I saw someone familiar and it took me a moment to place her–it had been awhile–but then I told her,  “Oh–HI! You’re from the Red Cross!”

She was clueless. I identified myself as the wife of…, one of their longtime volunteers.

She was speechless. She looked at me, stepping back ever so slightly to check me out top to bottom, foot to head. (While I mentally raced to think when the last time we’d seen each other had been–ah yes that would explain it.)

“You look WELL!”

I was standing up. That’s the first thing that had thrown her.  I wasn’t in a wheelchair. I wasn’t dead yet. Well yes, given how I was that last time, I see where you’re coming from but honey, the times, they are a-changin’. I mean that. Don’t make me go back there, I’m done with all that.

“You look, !!!, WONDERFUL!”

“Why, thank you!” (And since you are yea verily a little old lady I will refrain from saying the same thing back at you in quite the same way. Volunteering clearly is good for all that ages.)

It was good to see her; I waved hi over at her husband patiently waiting for her to finish up.  I told her our son and his wife were expecting our first grandchild, and she was thrilled for us. I know she can’t wait to congratulate Richard at the next Red Cross event.  Really really congratulate him.

I guess if I had to make people hold their breath for so long I have to put up with the outcome of being well now, huh? I think I can handle it.

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I get the Monty Python allusion! Wouldn’t have guessed you’re a fan. Michael Palin, yes but surprised you like Python. As they sang in a later movie “Always look on the bright side of life.”

Comment by LynnM 10.03.10 @ 12:45 am

What a wonderful “problem” to have… people celebrating your wellness!

Comment by Channon 10.03.10 @ 5:36 am

What a happy predicament, not to be recognized because you look so well. Things could be worse. Thank God they’re not!

Comment by Jody 10.03.10 @ 6:35 am

Wow, that must have been SOME haircut! 🙂

Comment by Barbara-Kay 10.03.10 @ 6:38 am

And every now and again, something happens to make you remember all over again how far you’ve come. What a great moment!

Comment by Lene 10.03.10 @ 8:00 am

Oh, my! Now that is something completely different!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.03.10 @ 9:15 am

You may remember that I didn’t recognize you, either? My, my, how that “chance” meeting has changed things for me.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.03.10 @ 10:03 am

All of us who patiently waited for news that you would be ok back 1 1/2 years ago, it is wonderful to know how much better you feel and look. God has blessed you.

Comment by Joansie 10.04.10 @ 8:04 am

Isn’t that great?!!?

Comment by Julie 10.05.10 @ 9:26 am

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