Tuesday, June 3, 2008

You can just hop in the car.

gma: What kind of lunch meat does your mother buy?

me: (No idea what Grandma wants to know... The brand? Turkey? Ham? Grandma is always complaining how her lunch meat goes rancid... does it have to do with that? I don't know....and why does she assume mother does the grocery shopping?)
Umm.. we usually get whatever is on sale at the deli counter.

gma: My lunch meat always goes rancid.

me: Stop buying an entire pound.

gma: And you know if you freeze part of it, it just never is the same when you thaw it out.

me: Stop buying a pound.

gma: Your mother buys a pound.

me: (sigh) But we have 4 people eating it.

gma: well I'm only one person.

me: Yeah, so stop buying a whole pound. (Throwing caution to the wind) You know Grandma, when I lived by myself, I would just buy a quarter pound, and I didn't have any problems.

gma: (her voice raising) YES, but you could just hop in the car and go get groceries whenever you wanted.

me: (getting annoyed) Yes, but I only went to the grocery store once a week. I didn't go more than that.

gma: (totally miffed) That is what I am saying. You can go anytime you want!!!!

me: (super frustrated by now) GRANDMA! YOU GO TO THE STORE ONCE A WEEK. You can easily buy only a little bit of lunch meat and be fine for the week, until the next time you go to the store, in a week. (And if Grandma can't go to the store, I have to do it for her. It's not like her store-going is a secret. I know all about it.)

gma: Well I hardly go to the deli any more now that they don't have my sailsah turkey.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh, grandma! If only Digoxin helped with reasoning skills.

Myriah said...

Oh man, that would be so awesome!

We go back to her primary on Friday, and maybe they will increase the Digoxin dosage, and then it WILL help with reasoning skills...That's how it works, right?

Jodie said...

I miss that lady.

Tara said...

I can totally imagine exactly how it was...maybe you should have offered to go to the store again if she needed lunch meet mid-week...I mean after all what's one more grandma day anyway,right?

Ky said...

Oh, sailsah.