Recently, I spoke to my mother on the phone. Here’s how it went. (The names have been changed to protect the innocent.)
“How is Kim doing?” I asked.
“Well, Edith said that she has very few wrinkles,” she answered. “But, she weighs 190 POUNDS. She’s just let herself go.”
“Uh. Well, what I really meant was how is she recovering from her broken hip?”
“Oh, that—she can put the weight of one toe on the floor and has to use a walker,” she said.