Monday, April 25, 2011

Scene from in Front of My Apartment Building

Nurse: Come out the door. He's holding the door for you. (Indicating my son.)

Elderly man: Why should I come out the door?

Nurse: Because we are going for a walk.

Elderly man: Where?

Nurse: Just around the block. [He passes through the doorway.] Now, put your hand on the railing.

Elderly man: Why should I put my hand on the railing?

Nurse: So you won't fall.

[He puts his hand on the railing, but stops moving. My son continues to watch in fascination.]

Nurse: Now step down, step down!

Elderly man: Why should I step down?

My son: You should step down because the time has come for the people of Uganda to be free!

1 comment:

  1. The elderly man was endangering civilian lives?!


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