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Is it weird…

February 27, 2012

Is it weird that I’m having my student aides choreograph an elaborate handshake that a colleague and I will do each time we pass each other in the hallway? Good. I didn’t think so either.

I’ll tell you what is weird, when your eighty plus year old neighbor calls you to discuss Amish gossip. The first thing you need to know about Elmer is that he is precious. The second thing you need to know is that since he can’t hear well he just starts talking immediately when he calls on the phone and doesn’t stop until he’s said everything he wanted to say. Last night he called because a man from his church “heard” that one of our neighbors had been killed in a dump truck accident. Geoff and I became very concerned because we’ve become very close with our Amish neighbors. Geoff spent a good part of the rest of the night trying to get to the bottom of things without success. It is very hard to get a hold of the Amish on a Sunday night. We were relieved to find out this morning that it was just a rumor. Our friend Abe is alive and well. We’re not sure how the whole mix up got started, but I am sure it has something to do with eighty year old Elmer’s hearing imparement.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Cody permalink
    February 28, 2012 8:42 AM

    Teach Elmer to say “xoxo, Gossip Girl” at the end of his phone calls.

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