Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fat Dumb and Broke




Today while I was out and about I stopped at Safeway for a few things. The clerk asked, "Do you want a Doughnut?" I am not the type to turn down anything that is free and especially if it’s a Doughnut so I immediately said, "Yes, thank you". On the way home I remembered the free Doughnut and thought it was my lucky day and I thought it strange they would be giving out free doughnuts. I couldn’t wait to get home to eat the doughnut so I broke the speed limit and took a short cut (Not really, I just made up that part). Anyway, when I started looking for the doughnut I couldn’t find it. So I decided I must have misunderstood her, but what could she have said that sounds like doughnut. So I said to myself, "Could she have said, Donate? So I looked at my receipt and I had donated one dollar to something. I hate to go into debt for a hearing aid, but I think it’s time. Where do you start? What kind of doctor do you call or are they going to make me start with my regular doctor so he can decide if I really need one. Anybody that is around me for five minutes can tell you that I need one. What kind of hearing aid is the best? I have a million questions and no money, but I’m good-looking.


5 comments:

Jimh. said...

Grandma, you crack me up! I feel much the same: I have no money, but I am good looking!

Now I will walk around with this smile on my face all day! Or at least until I get to work and remember I work with some real idiots...maybe they'll let me tell them what to do. Sometimes it happens...

Cora said...

How disappointing. Do you even know who you helped maybe you bought some poor kid a doughnut and you hearing is fine. Would you like to donate a doughnut, perhaps?

Stephanie Frieze said...

You may have to start with your primary care person to get a real hearing-aid, but don't do what my mother did. She watches too much TV and fell for this device advertised on the TV that is supposed to look like a blue-tooth cell phone attachment, but is supposed to amplify sounds around them. In the ad they even show people evesdropping with the thing. So for $19.95 she sent off for one...but wait, there's more. For a limited time she was able to get TWO of these devices for the price of one. Now all of this happened unbeknownst to me. When they arrived the ear piece that is supposed to hook the device to the ear wouldn't form to HER ear. It is in the box it came in and the one she gave to her sister lies unused as well. They still just shout at each other.

Grandma L said...

I once had and elderly friend that couldn't hear it thunder, and she had so much money it was falling out of her pockets, but she didn't need a hearing aid. Oh no, not a hearing aid! She went to her death without a hearing aid and her money went to her nephews.

Diane said...

Just droppin in to say hello! I've so missed reading your posts and am so glad to be able to be back again! My MIL was much like your friend, money was NOT the problem, vanity WAS!!!! We finally convinced her get the hearing aid. She put the thing in and wore it for all of 1 hour, took it out and there it sits in it's nice little case in the drawer of the bedside table! $1500 worth of junk!!! ~sigh~

Many hugs.................

Diane