It's important to be kind...but don't be a doormat.
I was understudy for Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace in high school. My actual role was tutor for the guy who had the part. He was more popular than me (especially with the theater kids), but he wasn’t good at memorizing his lines. The teacher said she picked me for understudy because she knew I’d memorize the lines in no time and then could go over them repeatedly with the lead. And I’ll give him credit, he tried really really hard to do a good job. All that sincere honest effort on his part was why I didn’t end up resenting him. But he was in over his head and botched his lines terribly during the performance.
I guess you need to read the room before making jokes.
My grandmother told me specifically not to trust one of my cousins (another grandson). She warned me that he would try to clear out her house the day she died. I thought she was being paranoid. But that was exactly what he tried to do.
Yep, that happened with my cousins. Their father kept an organ that was used by his father and grandfather, despite not playing the organ himself. When he died, my cousins (his kids) were like, “what do we do with this thing?” It was more like a hot potato that they tried to get someone to take than a family heirloom.
I can’t imagine Alex would let him get away with not taking his medication. :)
As I remember looking around my doctor’s waiting room over the years. Clearly fast food had contributed to his income.
My parents were practically hoarders. And somehow I ended up a minimalist. My Mom was so unhappy that I didn’t want anything. She assumed I would just take all the stuff that they had stored in their house and store it in mine…especially since I didn’t have much stored or saved. Never could make her understand my life view on not saving everything forever.
When Alex was buying the prescriptions and was told it would cost over a grand, I recall he said something like “Do you want to give me heart problems?”…with emphasis on the word “me”. So that is probably a solid clue John has a heart condition. And sleep apnea combined with a heart conditions can be very serious. Unfortunately, insurance is something you have to consider if you want to switch jobs these days. I know more than one person who has ran into problems with adding onto the insurance at a new employer.
Acting like the deficit matters now because a democrat is president is a republican cliche.
My grandparents had a home in Sun City near Phoenix when I was a kid. When my mother was seriously ill and had to be in the hospital for two weeks when I was 10, I lived with them since my Dad was overwhelmed between his job and hospital time. In the time I was there, they got reported for having a child live at their home too. Some neighbor had been mistakenly told by another I was staying long term. But since I was only there two weeks, it was dropped. And I remember my Grandfather took me to play miniature golf one afternoon. It had a rule that children under 12 couldn’t play on the miniature golf course. The person running it said that children slow up play too much with unruly behavior and impact other players. My grandfather was so ticked. He was ranting at the owner about how insane it was to not let children play a game made for children.