Friday, January 4, 2008

Haiku Friday: The Stroke of 2008

Scene set: New Year's Day
Grandpa's girlfriend no one likes
Crude, rude and mouthy

Argument ensues
I silently wish her dead
She stands and STROKE hits

I didn't mean it!
Now paralyzed; little hope
Careful what you wish...

Couldn't make this up
Scout's honor, it's the truth! Yep!
Can you believe it?

It is true; I wished my grandfather's not very nice lady friend to die and she almost did within an hour- right in front of most of my family! I, of course, didn't really wish her dead, just to disappear from my sight because of her not very nice-ness. Unfortunately, she is not expected to have a meaningful recovery, if any at all. (It was discovered that she wasn't taking her meds correctly.)

The even more ironic part is we had spent the last few hours talking about nursing homes and assisted care facilities and the way patients are treated there. She had declared that she wasn't ever going to take care of anyone (i.e. my grandfather) and didn't need anyone to care for her. She is (was?) a difficult person to like: bitter, racist, bigoted, unhappy and just plain mean. We never understood why my gramps liked her.

On a lighter note, my mom is kind of angry that the old bird tried to ruin yet another of our family gatherings. She would do anything to get attention.... apparently.

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14 comments:

suchsimplepleasures said...

holy crap! that's amazing...like, jaw dropping amazing. you must have been feeling so guilty! i'm sure you know though...it's purely a coincidence. now...can you come over and do that to my mother-in-law...please? i'll be your best friend!!!

DIXIECHICK said...

Unbelievable! You have as much drama in your life as I do...maybe more....Although, I guess I am lucky...I like my Mother In law...this time around..lol..and..Most of the time!
No reason to feel guilt though...your thoughts had nothing to do with it...

Bren said...

Oh, my! That would freak me out.

Head Gaggler said...

OMG, that's strange! Of course believe that you had NOTHING to do with it. I could not help but feel guilty too.

melissa said...

OMG! Wow...what do you say to that?

But don't feel guilty about it, it's just random stuff.

Although it will be interesting to see how the post-stroke stuff plays out vis-a-vis long term care...

MamaGeek said...

Holy crap! Can you wish that I win the lottery Toni? I promise to share half! :)

Seriously spooky.

jennifer said...

Omg!! What a story! Funny how wishes come true *snicker*!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

The day I made fun of my uncle Butch for being a hillbilly, he up & had a massive heart attack. Seriously like three weeks ago. Odd coincidences we keep having Toni!

canape said...

I'm guessing that's not supposed to be funny, but somehow it still is.

Sorry for your grandpa though. Hope he bounces back and finds a new, less racist, more palatable lady friend soon ;)

Kellan said...

Wow - that is crazy!!! I wished my neighbors little dog would die and it did a few days later. You are and should get together - we might just be able to run the world. Have a good weekend. Kellan

Mr Lady said...

WOW. That's all I've got. WOW.

You have Mad Skilz. :)

Jenni said...

Can you teach me how to do that? Unbelievable!

Laura McIntyre said...

She sounds like a right peice of work, how scary about wishes almost coming true.

My granpa's girlfriend was like that, the conviently got married the week he died and none of his sons ever saw any of his estates or money.

dawn224 said...

sweet mercy!

however... um...

can I introduce you to my family's version of that?