Because she could bore you to death with her aches and pains in two minutes flat.
Like a spider, she never let her victim escape in less than half an hour’s recitation about her medications, her insomnia, her indigestion, her aching feet, her hair loss, an undiagnosed medical condition so rare it belonged in medical books.
A hang nail, so the gossip went, would send her to the hospital in a flash.
hindsight, I wish I’d had the foresight to benefit from current insights:
- Not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy good health throughout life.
- Listen to others whose misfortunate is to be sick for short or long periods.
- Aunt Edie, we ‘done’ you wrong!