Old Man Disease

I’m getting to the age now where my buddies and I are starting to unavoidably do old man stuff. Aside from outwardly physical changes we are all loosing just a tad of our hearing. The biggest problem arises in public situations like restaurants where the tingling of glass and multiple conversations can jam an ordinary conversation. Then you simply rely on your brain to take in what you heard and then filter out the noise and then reconstruct a reasonable sentence. This method doesn’t always work.

Just last week, I had a business meeting and an upscale restaurant called Mccormick and Schmick's. The place is beautiful, crowded, loud, and frankly I have never had a decent piece of seafood there relative to the price. Last week was no exception.

So my buddy and I head into a large dining area that looks to be set for 75 people. We find a good seat and start to talk. We can barely understand each other because of the afore mentioned problem, and the acoustics here were particularly bad.

I looked down and saw a buffet set up. I hate buffets.

I turned to my buddy and said, “I hate buffets”.

He looked puzzled and uncomfortable.

I asked, “Do you like buffets”?

He said, “Dude, I thought you said you hated your face. I didn't think there was much you could do and I didn’t know what to say. You face is okay”.

A classic case of old man disease.


Terri said...

Too funny! And evidence that you're not so old yet... you spend time with people who use the word "dude."

Anonymous said...

Reg....We can always count on you to crack us up! There's no one else I've met that has made me cry at my computer from laughing so hard on so many occasions. It's really not fair, though, like when I'm trying to do a massage and my mind wanders temporarily to something I've recently read and I have to try not to laugh. It's impossible! Anyway, I'm glad you don't hate your face.

Ali said...

OMG - priceless! That just made my afternoon!

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Thank you all. I think life is funny for the most part.