Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Overheard at a Nursing Home

My mother-in-law had a stroke a few years back, forcing her to move to an assisted living situation. It's been sad watching this vibrant woman confined to a wheelchair, but some pretty funny stuff happens there.

This story is courtesy of my lovely sister-in-law....

Two elderly people, a man and a woman, were sitting outside the dining room in their wheelchairs, waiting for the doors to open for dinner. The old woman was entertaining herself by singing show tunes.

"There's NO business like SHOW business like NO business I know."

Well, actually, show tune.

"There's NO business like SHOW business like NO business I know."

More specifically, one line from a show tune.

"There's NO business like SHOW business like NO business I know."

After a few rounds of this, the old guy next to her says, plaintively, "Don't you know anything else?"

"No," says the old lady. "That's the only one I know."

And she sings it again.

"There's NO business like SHOW business like NO business I know."

"Aw, c'mon," says the old guy, "don't you know any Hendrix?"



It occurs to me the future is not that far away.

5 comments:

Chef E said...

LMAO! We are that generation...mine will be singing Neil Sedaka and Jim Croche songs...maybe a few others, and my son will visit me and play his fun stuff so I won't be left in the wings of whats new...

Mom of A and a said...

Gulp! I often sing one liners too!

Frogs in my formula said...

That line is going to be stuck in my head ALL night. Aggghh!

Pauline Persing said...

i don't know any Hendrix either. Or maybe I do. I know lots of songs but not the singers who are singing them. I wonder if I will be the one singing..."Catch a falling start and put it in your pocket/ Save it for a rainy day". Could be as monotonous as the show business line.

Pauline Persing said...

Should be falling "star" not "start"!

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