Wednesday, January 28, 2009


So, yesterday morning as I was sitting in my car at a red light on my way to work, I saw this little old man out walking. He seemed normal enough, well-groomed, white hair, glasses, medium build, you know normal.

Then as I watched, he walked up to a light post, stuck his finger in his nose, and wiped the boogie on the post! ACK! Thank goodness it wasn't the post with the crosswalk signal, but still, is this normal?

Is it normal and they've been doing this all along and I'm only just beginning to notice because I'm getting older myself? You know, like you don't really notice the ingredients mom puts in your favorite soup until you actually start cooking. Or, how you don't notice the little tricks that mothers do while juggling baby, diaper, bottle, and sanity until you're preparing to enter motherhood yourself?

Is this what I have to look forward to?

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm David works frequently with older patients and he's never mentioned behavior like this. I dunno...