October 25, 2005

You are who you hang out with...

When I was growing up my parents told me a million times to pick my friends carefully because the people with whom you spend the majority of your time have a lot of influence over you. I knew that meant not to hang out with the druggies or car thiefs, etc. I didn't realize that the same principal would extend into my job. The more time I spend with the elderly (this is Kim speaking, by the way) the more I start to become like them. It's getting a little scary. These are the top ten ways I know I'm spending too much time at work.

#10 I no longer know any of the latest music and instead walking around the house singing, "Meet me in St. Loius" "Tea for Two" and "How we Gonna Keep them down on the Farm"

#9 My college days are suddenly "those crazy days of my youth when my friends and I got into all kinds of larks."

#8 I watch movie previews and wonder why they don't make movies like they used to (consequently the only movies I've watched lately were almost all made earlier than the 80's).

#7 I have difficulty hearing above a shout and often find myself saying, "eh? Say that again?"

#6 I find myself more and more conscious of the obstacles in my path that pose a falling hazard.

#5 I often have the urge to adress girls not that much younger than me by patting their cheek and saying, "You are such a dear."

#4 Real teeth and hair become increasingly more valuable to me.

#3 My hip hurts when it rains.

#2 I get easily confused by too many options, excess noise, or people who talk too fast.

#1 I often find myself suddenly in a hallway not remembering why I am where I am and what I was doing that brought me there.

8 comments:

aunt flower lady said...

Hi Kim,
It only gets worse the older you get. You need a job working with little kids, so you can stay young longer. Oh well you'll know how to act when the time comes. haha.
I'm already there it's a scary place. Love you hi to Lucas
aunt darleen

stina said...

oh, Kim! Not good! You can't become a resident of a nursing home yet! Becca, Lauren, and I have not yet been married, widowed, settled into a wheelchair and ready to move in there with you! ; ) Does your hip really hurt when it rains?! lol! I LOVE YOU!

ldmiller said...

I think I fell a few too many times on our deck because my hip really does hurt sometimes...not always necessarily when it rains...sometimes it's just when someone kicks me in his sleep in the middle of the night...

Anonymous said...

I can relate to these 10 so well. I too wonder if I was very close to needing to get one of our empty Appartments. Yeh! what is with I came in here for something but now what is it? I have to go back where I started just to rethink everything I was first thinking . It still works for the most part and when it doesn't I say well it wasn't important enough then. But really aren't the old just more wrinkled and heavy versions of the young. we have three ladies all taking pt because the guy is cute and fun to work with. seriously one lady came up with an ache just to see if she could go to have it worked on. she said she must have something that needs help with. they are so cute sometimes then there is those days you wonder? mom, R

stina said...

soo... how freaky is this? I was in Tropical Smoothie Cafe today and I passed by this guy and I had to do a double-take when I saw him because he looked just like Lucas! Even freakier.... when they called his name for his order... his last name? Yes... it was Miller! It was so weird! anyway... just thought I'd share

ldmiller said...

Uh, yeah, I have been moonlighting down in Virginia drinking some banana smoothies. I never thought I would get caught by Stina

stina said...

I KNEW IT! = )

Hack said...

hi-frickin'-larious!