I went to visit my grandma and my aunt this weekend. I left on Friday and came back Sunday (yesterday). My grandma’s 91, and my aunt is almost 70.
I decided that after I got married, I would do my best to visit every other month, since…well, since my grandma’s 91.
How do I say this? Sometimes my grandma…and my aunt, say things that are…inappropriate. I figure I’m not the only one who has to listen to old relatives saying things they shouldn’t say, so I thought I’d regale you here with the best of the best from this past weekend, and hopefully you’ll share some stories, too. Please understand that since my grandma’s 91, when she says things like this, I ignore her. I do not agree with her, but it’s not worth starting an argument with a 91-year-old lady.
Have I mentioned my grandma’s 91?
My aunt, on the other hand, I think she should know better, so I’ll call her on some of the things she says. Not everything, because sometimes it’s not worth it, but sometimes she needs to be told that she’s wrong. I pick and choose my battles.
With that said…please read all of this in an old lady voice, whatever that sounds like to you.
From my grandma, “You know, one thing I’ve never liked about Mexicans is their music.”
To set up for this next quote, you have to know that Sarah Palin was giving a speech in the town my grandma and aunt live in, and the speech was to take place in a public park, but you had to make reservations (I don’t know that you had to make reservations, but I think they wanted you to so they had an idea of how many people were coming).
From my aunt, “Did you know you have to make reservations to see Sarah Palin? And it’s in a public place ! Those Republicans just do whatever they want.”
From my aunt, “I can’t believe they’re not providing chairs to the people who are seeing Sarah Palin. Can you believe they’re making them stand ?”
And finally, again, from my aunt, “Did you know you have to complain to get anything done in this city? The city workers will drive by a trailer that’s been parked on the street for months, but you have to complain to get anything done about it.”
Okay, your turn. What appalling things have you overheard at granny’s house?