How Are You?
Last updated 10/14/2020 at 1:22pm
I saw my neighbor, Rose, walking to her mailbox and hurried to catch up with her. Rose and I were "friendly" but not "friends." We didn't visit each other but we'd talk a few minutes if we met at the mailbox.
"Hi, Rose. I haven't seen you for a while. How are you?" I asked.
When you ask people how they are, they usually say, "I'm fine."
Except that isn't what she said.
"My hair is getting thin. My eyes are bad, and I need new glasses but I can't afford them. My hearing is getting bad, but I don't want hearing aids and can't afford them anyway. I have to have all my upper teeth pulled and ge...