Today, Bogey ran out of formula so we took a trip to the local Safeway. I was feeling pretty good about things, because I was able to dodge the lady standing outside the door selling something (I assumed).
My exit however, was not as successful. This well dressed oriental lady stopped me and handed me a brochure of an upcoming SHEN YUN show (some sort of cultural experience…clearly, not up my alley….) she started going on and on about how in this day and age our kids are spending too much time with “electrics” (I am assuming she meant electronics) and sitting in front of the TV.
I just nodded.
Then, she asked me if Bogey was my only child. When I told her no, she asked me how many children I had.
I said five.
She gasped, and dropped her book and brochures. She dropped them!
After she gathered up her papers, she looked at me and said, “How do you stay fit?”
As much as I was wishing she was talking about my size 4 waist, she indeed was not (we all know I’m not a size 4…), because when she said “fit” she was tapping on her head.
To make sure I understood her correctly, I said, “Mentally?”
She said, “Yes! How you keep mentally strong, and make time for yourself?”
Clearly, she hasn’t seen me in hospital mode, so me being “mentally fit” could be debated, but I didn’t need this experience to drag on, so I just smiled and said, “We have a Wii, and a big fat TV.”
….And that was the end of our conversation.
I kept the brochure though. In case anyone else is interested.