Sunday, September 07, 2008

Geographically Challenged

Yesterday, we were watching the U.S. Open tennis tournament. As some of you may know, we were under the threat of Hurricane Hanna marching up the east coast of the U.S. and dumping a lot of rain on us.

For some reason, it was raining here and not in New York City where the tournament is being played. Odd because they are south of us and should have experienced the rain first.

Anyway, it was raining outside here but it wasn't raining in NYC or on television where play continued.

Mom: How come they keep playing in the rain?

Me: Well it's raining here but it isn't raining there.

Mom: Where are they?

Me: Down in New York City.

Mom: Oh.

I think it registered on some level because she seemed satisfied by my answer but I'm still not sure she understood how it could be raining here and not there on television.


pablo said...

Ah... I remember those days. My wife took care of her mother for 8 yrs (dimentia) and she also had 'Geographically Challenged' moments.

Thanks for sharing your moments.

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