Today was an interesting day.
We had an outing to the beach for those of the seniors that wished to go. We didn’t actually get to sand, but sat and ate fish and chips on the broadwater under an awning.
The funniest thing was that we were joined by an Asian tour group who were astounded at the sight of a group of white haired ladies and gents eating fish and chips out of the paper they were wrapped in. We were the subject of many photos. Some even sat at the table with the seniors.
It wasn’t until a little later that one of the gentleman (who could speak a little English) asked what we were doing, where we were from and how old each person was.
The youngest in our group today was 89. The gentleman was astounded.
However we all laughed when I asked one of our ladies how old she was and she replied “16. It’s rude to ask a lady’s age.”
Later on the bus we were all chatting about our ‘spectator sport’ lunch adventure when one of the ladies said to me “You know, getting old is a funny thing. You wake up one day and realise that you’re 90 and wonder how on earth you got here.”
Later as we were waiting on our bus for another bus to join us, I began asking questions to get them all talking. One of the questions that I asked was “What is your favourite cheese.”
One lady replied “Swiss”. In answer I said “But Swiss cheese if full of holes.”
She came back with “The holes are the best part”.
There is never a dull day in my job. 🙂