So – I’m a tad confused. Actually more than a tad. I’m really confused. And what am I confused about, you might ask? I’m confused about seniors. More specifically when you are trying to make an appointment or trying to meet up with a senior. I’ll give you an example.
Quite recently I’ve noticed a growing trend. When trying to make an appointment with a person of advanced age it tends to be a bit tricky. Why you might ask again? Because when trying to make an appointment, it sounds something like this:
Me: So would 3 oclock on Tuesday sound acceptable?
Them: Well I have a hair appointment.
Me: And what time is your hair appointment?
Them: 11am. on Monday
Me: So would you rather maybe 4pm on the Tuesday?
Them: No 3pm is fine.
Me: Well as long as you think you’ll have enough time to make it. (trying to infect a bit of humour into the situation)
Them: I think so. But I have a dentist appointment.
Me: And when is your appointment?
Me: Oh! Maybe you won’t have time.
Them: No! No! I’ll have time. My dentist appointment is on Wednesday.
At that point I’m totally lost. WTH? I’m just not getting it. Am I the only one that gets confused with this kind of conversation?