A Triple Senior Moment
 


I will preface this poem by giving each participant in this fiasco a code name:
My brother (60) is A1 and his wife (69) is A2.
My sister (60) is B1 and her hubby (68) is B2.
Then there is me (62) C1, my daughter (38) is C2
and my great-granddaughter (2) is C3.
Now you have to picture this:
A1 is blind in one eye and wears a neck brace; A2 walks with a cane;
B1&2 both have had knee replacements and B2 is a heart patient;
and C1 uses 2 canes.





A1&2 and B1&2 took C1,2&3 out to dinner
We went to a steakhouse for C1's (my)birthday
And we had a pretty good time, so sublime
But A2 had locked her keys in the car, no way!!!

A1 was asked if he had his keys but he didn't
Then A2 was asked about Road Side Assistance
She said they had it but her card was in the car
B1 stepped up with her AAA card in an instance

She gave the card to C2 to call in for some help
As C2 had more brains than us all at the moment
After a lengthy time on the telephone with them
It was found AAA had canceled B1&2 by accident

C1 (me) then gave up her own Allstate card to call
We were now sitting all alone in a dark parking lot
Entering into the second long hour of being stranded
C1 was about to finalize the call for help we sought

When finally A1 chimed in 'What's everybody doing?'
We told him we were trying to call our car clubs
He asked 'How come, I have my own car club to call?'
We just shook our heads and figured 'That's our Bub'

C1(I) then told C2 to cancel the call; A1 called his club
In less than ten minutes the USAA guy was on scene
We were all so exhausted from this senior moment
All the while little C3 slept through it so sweetly serene

Now, it wasn't all A1's fault this took to long to solve
Why didn't any one of A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2 even think
To ask if A1 had a car club card of his own in his wallet
We could have been out of there quicker than a wink

It was like a three ring circus, kind of funny, in fact
Yet it's moments like these that make for memories
This was a triple senior moment to say the very least
Hopefully, next time, we'll get through it like a breeze

OH WHAT A DAY, WHAT A DAY!




Written for Doc_dyr's Humor Challenge

By Adele Kaye

© 2010 Adele Kaye (All rights reserved)

 

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