Thursday, December 13, 2007

the blue shirt

(there's an aide who works at VT by the name of Bebe. it's not spelled or pronounced the same, but mom's last name is very often mispronounced as, "Beebee.")

a funny thing happened yesterday as staff was gathering residents to string popcorn and cranberries for their tree.

aide 1: to aide 2, "go get Bebe."
aide 2: "she went home."
aide 1: jumping up, frantically, "SHE WENT HOME?!?"
aide 2: "calm down. her shift ended at 2:00."
aide 1: "her SHIFT? are you nuts?"

before a-1 ran down to check mom's room, a-2 figured the situation out and cleared it up quickly by asking if she meant for her to go get "the resident in the blue shirt."

"well of course that's what i meant. what (in the cornbread hell) were you talking about?"

yes, mom wears the same blue shirt pictured above every day. aides have been known to hide it in the back of her closet. or just "forget" to return it after washing it so she'll wear something different for a change. apparently it mildly annoys some people. maybe it's a guy thing, but i don't mind.

when we were at my sister's for thanksgiving, sister actually threw it away!

me: !!!!
sister: "oh, she'll never remember..."
me: "well...ok......"


guess what?
mom asks about it almost every day. she's asked the aides to check the laundry. she's asked 'em to check the klepto's room. she's searched her closet at least a dozen times. oh she remembers it, all right.

so i teased sister via email about it: "that's identity theft!"
she sent an email back admitting to still having it. saying, "OKkkkkkkkkkkkkay. I'll bring the dam shirt back."
my reply: "a better idea would be to wrap it up for christmas!!!!"

i think mom's gonna be one happy camper come christmas morning.
"i used to have one just like this," she'll say.

p.s. luckily mom still has a shirt about the same color. so people at VT do still know who she is.

5 comments:

*(¯`·¸*Chris*¸·´¯)* said...

Now I know your mom and I would get along great. I love blue and have oceans of shirts in all shades of blue. Hugs to her and you....and BTW, that video below this entry was awesome. I love that song but had never seen the video.

cornbread hell said...

i'd never even heard the song before hearing it on cinnamin's blog. i like it a lot, too.
y'all come on down to texas. i bet mom would love to meet you. i know i would.

rilera said...

Too funny. Talk about panic mode! I'm glad that it wasn't your mom escaping.

I remember when that song came out in the early 90s. It received lots of airplay.

~Betsy said...

My mom would wear the same clothes every day unless I took them and tossed them in the washer. It bothered me at first but then I realized it was the least of my concerns. One day she just started putting clean clothes on. No reason. No explanation. It just happened. *shrug*

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Love the blue shirt. That discussion between the aides was priceless. LOL