Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ease up on the Geritol Lady!!

Well, I'm not sure I can do this story justice, but here goes!

Today I finally got around to taking my income tax stuff to the accountants. They have a small office attached to the back of thier house. As I was heading towards the house I saw this very feeble, elderly woman with a cane half-shuffling down the street. I thought "the poor dear, she can hardy make it. Thank goodness she has a cane."

So I am just turning into the driveway and she is about 2 houses down, on the other side of the road. I pull in the driveway, un-buckle my seat belt and open the car door....(now this would take about a minute maybe.....) I open the car door and she is RIGHT THERE.

Where the hell did she come from?? Remember, 1 minute ago she was across the street and 2 houses away, barely shuffling along!!!!!

So I get out of the car (she is right beside me now) and she shoots me the dirtiest look and goes into over-drive. It was like a comedy race. I'm desperately trying to be polite and not laugh but she was CRUISING. There were sparks flying off the tip of that cane!! She must have taken a double dose of Geritol this morning. I guess she wanted to get in first! LOL THEN, to make it worse, as she gets almost to the stairs, she glances back to make sure I'm not gonna over-take her. OMG I snorted out loud!!!

Now I'm sure if I had taken a couple of long strides she WOULD have tripped me with that damn speed cane! I am losing it. I don't want to laugh in her face but it was just priceless. And I would have let her go ahead of me anyway, but she didn't give me a chance.

So here is the icing on the cake. She opens the door and I'm right behind her AND SHE CLOSES IT IN MY FACE. Well I lost it. I'm now in an un-controllable fit of giggles and I have no control of my senses. I open the door and see there are already 2 people in line ahead of her. She then wheels around, glares at me AGAIN and announces she is going home. I couldn't speak, just buried my head in my chest, trying desperately to stifle the laughter.

The other 2 in line are confused but Mrs D., behind the desk starts roaring too. She said this lady thinks she should be their only client and this is the 2nd time she has stormed out because someone else arrived ahead of her.

Ease up on the Geritol Lady, that cane should get a speeding ticket!


  1. What a great post! Beware of all Geritol ladies as they can be pretty feisty! I have to remind myself that one day I too will be a Geritol lady.(Lets hope that the stuff really works!)

  2. OMG Kim, I am laughing out loud! You sure find the humor in all the situations you get in!! Some people wouldn't have taken the old gal so lightly! You "done good" to stay out of her way and live to tell a great story!! Cathy G

  3. OMG Kim, what is the rush for a retired person. What a story

  4. Ha, Ha, Ha sure make us laugh. Geritol sure works on this!

  5. You're cracking me up!! I love it!!!