Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I'm Fine, Thanks

Not too long ago, I was reminded of my father.  As he aged, his health became of great interest to him and he was eager to share the details.  "Daddy, when someone says, 'Hi, how are you?' it is a conversational nicety, not a request for your medical history."  "Well, what am I supposed to say?"  "Just say, 'I'm fine, thanks.'"  Sure enough, on our next outing and met a friend, "Hi, how are you?"  "I'm fine, thanks.  That's a lie, but she told me I had to say that." 

All activity was cancelled yesterday to a spot of trouble with health issues, certainly nothing to write home about.  Better today, and I'm fine, thanks.  Truly.

1 comment:

Kathryn Williams said...

Sure hope that's the truth, Buddy!