Wednesday, April 11, 2012

escape plans

While Mom and I were working on some jigsaw puzzles I was listening in on the conversation of two of Mom's neighbors...

Tina and Barbara were rocking side by side and looking out the wall of glass doors into the courtyard. Beyond the courtyard is a fence. They were planning something. 

They were talking about pushing the lawn furniture up to the fence and jumping over.

"They took the lawn furniture away because they are worried." 
(Aside: the lawn furniture is still in its winter location.)
They both agreed they didn't know whether to go left or right on the road, because they really didn't know where they were.
"I think we're in (state)."  
"I know we're at Stuvwxyz."
"But I don't know where that is." 
Tina points to a card attached to her walker, "It says here it's in (town)." 
"Yes, but I don't know where (town) is." 
"I think it's in (state)." 
"Are you sure?"
"We could push the furniture up to the fence and jump over."
"Where would we go?"
"I don't know where I am."
"You're at Stuvwxyz."
"How did I get here?" 
"Our families dropped us off."
"I've got a car at home."
"I hope someone is feeding my cat at home."
"Are you 96?"
"No, are you?"
"We should jump over the fence."
"How would we get to Pennsylvania?"
"I've got a car at home."

"Where are we?"
"I think we're in (state)."

This conversation went around and around for about twenty minutes.

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

ohhh, that's sad. :( Very good says a lot about what goes through the minds of many residents.