Sometimes they are a force of nature….
So I am at the hospital in the surgeon’s office waiting to get my checkup after my surgery, and there’s this kid in the waiting room making a ruckus and talking smack and shit to his buddy. He’s somewhere between 16 and 20, all acne’d up and a bunch of half assed tats on his head and neck. Pretty much just clowning around, but it was kinda getting on my nerves. I wasn’t the only one either.
Finally this old lady, asked him to quiet down. He did, but only for a few minutes, then he was back to his irritating behavior. I was struggling between “Don’t make a scene in the waiting room” and “teach this little asshole how to behave in public” when the issue was decided without me.
The old lady stood up, pointed a finger at him, and said “Boy, I’m 92 years old and you are starting to make me angry. Being this old, a life sentence isn’t much of an issue for me. Please don’t make me do something we both will regret”.
He looked at her, kinda frightened, and shut his pie hole. I was impressed, actually. Feisty old broad.
She looked at me and winked.
But he was still quiet when I was called into the office 10 minutes later. I don’t know what happened after that….they were both not there when I got out.