Monday, May 7, 2012

Wordfuse (Oxymoron Edition)

There's an elderly couple who live down the street. They're probably around 80. Minimum. Almost every day I see them walking to or from the local coffee shop. Even in the winter, her big, wide coat is unzipped. He always wears the same plaid jacket. Sometimes they hold hands. But usually they are arguing. She will be ten steps ahead barking at him to hurry up. He will attempt to mess with her by navigating off the street in some random wayward direction which must be a regular game for them because she periodically stops, turns and shoots a withering look at him. Or shouts. That's his cue to freeze. Then he corrects his steering and continues toddling behind her.

They might be insane. And even though they're kind of cute, possibly even somewhat adorable, they scare the crap out of me.

7 comments:

Sub Radar (Mike) said...

Young love is sweet... old love is adorably terrifying. The cost of sticking it out, I suppose haha.

Pickleope said...

It's always heartwarming just to see an elderly couple hold hands. But to play with each other like this, like it's their own language developed over decades of being together is truly sweet. Or maybe he's just suffering from dementia.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Behold the future, eh?

Vinny C said...

I feel exactly the same way... Especially since Mrs. C & I kinda act like that already.

Alistair said...

That's because you're approaching your anecdotage.......

wendy said...

ha ha...I didn't know my parents were hanging around your area. (tee,hee)

The Defiant Marshmallow said...

Comments 1 through 6 already covered anything I'd say. I just want to add that I love this.

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