The following post describes an actual event that took place some time ago. It is forever stuck in my mind:
One day, Momsy and I were sitting at the kitchen table doing whatever we do at the kitchen table.
Suddenly, Momsy says to me:
I looked down at the table in front of me and realized that Momsy was gesturing to an object towards my end of the table. However, it wasn’t her glasses – it was a granola bar.
At first, I was confused. Perhaps her glasses were behind the granola bar, or maybe she meant to say “granola bar” but I heard “glasses.”
That was impossible though, because she clearly said “glasses” and was referring to a granola bar.
I looked up at Momsy, and back at the granola bar, then back at her. I saw that she was not only already wearing a pair of glasses, but there was an additional pair resting on her head. Both pairs were of little help – clearly – considering she just pointed to a granola bar and said, “Can you pass me my glasses?”
The hilarity of it hit me all at once. It was, honestly, overwhelming. My body started trembling with uncontrollable emotions and sensations. Overall, it was thrilling.
And then, I was gone. I’m not sure why it was as funny as it was, but nevertheless, the situation took over my sense of reality and I couldn’t think of anything funnier than this moment.
Momsy didn’t understand. Of course she didn’t! She did not yet know of her mistake… which made it all the more hilarious.
Between giant gasping haaaa’s and hooooo’s and deep hissing exhales during my fit of laughter, I tried to convey the message.
I also gently mentioned that she was wearing a two pairs of glasses on her head. Momsy finally understood the big picture. It was all too much for her.
I tried to reassure her. I don’t think I was very effective…
In the end, Momsy got herself a REAL pair of glasses – ones that actually help her see. No more CVS Pharmacy $3 glasses for this woman! Still, the granola bar incident will live on forever. I don’t even know what happened to that granola bar…if it only knew the incredible role it would have in our lives.
Too funny! Reminds of something I did last week…I was frantically searching for my cellphone and “beating” myself up because I now must have lost this very expensive tool I use day & night and what will I do now!!! After only a few minutes (which felt like forever) of searching to find it, I eventually came to realize, I was talking to someone, with my lost phone at the time 😦 Ha-ha-ha (really sucks getting old)!
hahahahahahaha oh boy. This is equal parts terrifying and hilarious. Someday, I too will find myself talking on my “lost” phone.
Welcome to what sounds like me right now – perimenopause (making me forget/misuse words) plus the special social awkwardness of aspieland and prosopagnosia…BUT! I can still laugh and that was a good one 🙂
Fabulous drawings as usual…
It’s always a wonderful time to be awkward and laugh about it.