The Other I

May 3, 2017

Just another age-old story

Filed under: Just Stuff — theotheri @ 4:29 pm

I began the day gardening.  Good start, feeling fit and energetic.  Until I pulled an abductor muscle in my leg carrying an 80 liter bag of compost.

So I decided to limp the few blocks to our local store.  Yesterday when I’d picked up about £7-worth of greeting cards and then bought stamps to send them to America, I’d walked out without paying for the cards at all.  By the time I realized what I’d done, the cards were ready for the post.   To my chagrin, as I was paying the errant bill today, I realized my credit card wasn’t in my wallet.

Limping back home and absorbed with trying to figure out where the card might be — hoping it wasn’t in the grip of a handy thief — I ran into a fellow villager and long-time friend who has just lost her husband.  I called her by somebody else’s name.

When I finally made it home, I went through my coat and jeans pockets looking for the lost card, in drawers, in the shopping bags I’d used, on the floor, in the car, even under the car.  I finally called the supermarket where we’d been shopping on Monday, and was relieved to learn that I’d left it in the credit card check-out machine.

Did I say I’m finding old-age interesting?

I think I might need another adjective.  Exasperating, perhaps?



  1. They say it beats the alternative, though.


    Comment by Thomas J. Hubschman — May 3, 2017 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

    • I couldn’t agree more! Though I must admit I do consider myself one of the very lucky ones — the pains and limitations of old age that afflict many are minimal in my case thus far. From all accounts, I suspect you may say the same for yourself — barring an occasional visit to the spend the night in the hospital on an emergency-room trolley.


      Comment by theotheri — May 4, 2017 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  2. the cheese does not stand alone…….thank you!


    Comment by kateritek — May 3, 2017 @ 9:08 pm | Reply

    • Thank you from a comrade on the molding block!


      Comment by theotheri — May 4, 2017 @ 11:50 am | Reply

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