Daily life can be a struggle sometimes, but it’s important to laugh. Preferably together or simply at me when on the receiving end of D’s still very sharp wit.
Carer: would you like a painkiller?
Carer: a paracetamol?
Carer: do you have any pain today?
Carer: is anything bothering you?
D: only the present government.
D : Can I ask you a technical question?
Me: Oh god no.
D: (Pointing) What’s that’s on the screen?
Me: What? The pop up player?
D: Yeah. What’s a pop up? ……. What’s a player?
Me: (Deep breath) I can’t answer these questions…. you don’t know anything about computers…….
D: (Obviously disappointed) Oh. I see. ….Do you take this novel approach to teaching with your students?
D: That talking Amazon thing you got me doesn’t work.
Me: Oh dear. Is it plugged in?
Me: The internet seems to be working ok…..
D: I say ‘hey Alexander’ and nothing.
D: Yes it doesn’t work.
Me: No, it’s ‘hey Alexa’
Alexa: ‘how can I help?’
Me: Did you enjoy the food?
D: Yes but there was something missing.
Me: Oh what was that?
D: A microscope to see the tiny portions
Me: What would you like in your sandwich? Cheese with butter or cheese with salad and mayonnaise?
D: Tuna mayonnaise please.
Me: The choice is cheese or cheese salad mayo.
D: Tuna mayo
Me: There’s none, David. Which of the two choices would you like?
D: Oh just tuna then.
Me: there’s no tu…… never mind.
I make cheese …with salad mayo on the side….he’s happy.