Ok, so I have two grandmothers and both are in their 90’s. One grandmother is fairing much better than the other in terms of “confusion”. I have a very small, very close family. We now live only three hours away but I desperately miss the weekly dinners together. Unfortunately this incident occurred a week before we were set to see them.
Yesterday my mom calls and we are discussing our upcoming beach trip. Then out of the blue she says “oh, you want believe what happened to your grandmother last night”. She said that they had finished dinner and my grandmother was going to use the bathroom (as she always does just before we leave). Well, she leaves the bathroom and comes over to the table with a confused look on her face and a huge biker dude following her. She sits down, still obviously confused, and just looks at the huge man with the santa-sized beard. Our family gives a polite “hello” as they sit wondering what she has done. He then says “she is ok. It is all ok. Look, what happens in the bathroom, stays in the bathroom! I think she got a little confused.” He gave a smile and a little chuckle and then patted her on the back and walked away. My family now realized that she had gone in the men’s room, but was still not sure what occurred. My Aunt leans in and says ” mom, what happened in the bathroom?”
Well, it seems that she was not completely aware of what had taken place, but she did know that the restaurant had installed very strange toilets that had no doors and were very hard to use. So basically, my ninety one year old grandmother took a pee in a urinal and none of us know exactly how she did this. She also shared the experience with a very big, very burly, very bearded biker man whose name we don’t even know (but wish I did). For I am intrigued by his gentle giant who helped my grandmother with the predicament she was in, and although she will not remember him, I feel fairly certain that he will always remember her! This is one of those situations where not remembering what happened is more of a blessing than a curse!