Monday, November 17, 2008
I Think We Saw Santa Claus
John and I are such people watchers, I hope people get as big a kick out of us as we do them. I took him to the doctor in San Antonio today. Because of Macular Degeneration he no longer drives in the city. John completely does not understand city people. He waves and speakes to people sitting on curbs, in cars, walking on sidewalks. I always tell him he is going to get us shot. In the city it doesn't take much to provoke some people who are already angry at the world. Sometime they take a mere nod of the head to mean something that you didn't intend. The Doctor's office is a teaching facility they send him to because of the HMO he is on. He saw three people before he was finished and they always act like he came in on his own when actually they made the appointment and then called to remind him. When we sat down in the waiting room there was a gentleman sleeping near us. He looked so much like Santa Claus with the long curly beard and long hair. He had three large bags with him. John always has to point things out to me as if I am one cow minus a herd. After he indicates the likeness to Santa I start to think. He must be a traveling man. Why would he have those bags with him at the doctor's office? Why was he able to sleep so long sitting straight up? I so wanted to ask him where he had been and where is he going?