Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bouncy Castles + Old Peeps = Broken Hips

There is a beautiful old folk's home up here in Logan. By far the prettiest one in town. But some strange things go on there...

One day I was driving past and I saw an old man running away, for all he was worth. Loose pants, suspenders, slippers... shuffling at a very brisk pace. I'm not sure what his end game was.... but he was outta there. Till they caught him.

The next odd occurrence was a lone Jazzy down the street from the old folk's home. Nobody was in it though. I'm thinking that the old man tried to make his second escape. This time on a jazzy because the foot method didn't work. Unfortunately, it looks like he was caught. For all I know though, he used that as a decoy and ran the other direction and is now living free.... probably in an old folk's home in Florida. If so...I applaud you random, elderly man.

Then the other day I drove by the old folk's home and saw balloons and whatnot all set up. And a bouncy castle. Yes....a bouncy castle at the old folk's home. Personally, I found it pretty irresponsible. I know old people should have fun too...but we all know it's a death sentence if they break a hip! I was pretty upset...but then as I got closer, I realized it was young kids in the bouncy castle. This left me with two conclusions...
1. The bouncy castle was actually a time reversal system and the elderly were getting their youth back with every bounce!
Or...
2. The old folk's home needs a new marketing manager. Marketing to children? That's not going to pay off for a good 60 years. You've really got to think about your target audience! Think it through!

In any case, regardless of the strange activities... I've booked a tour. I'm going to try to get mom and dad in there soon!

3 comments:

Lonna said...

After my recent accident, I obviously cannot participate in the bouncy castle. I think your Dad still could. He jumps off his trailer all the time. I would have to roll off. I have already retained my apartment at the Legacy. We all know it was time.

Tara and Adam said...

I saw two old guys above the little canal next to the Legacy house and one was in a jazzy and the other was standing there. They were just watching the water but it looked like they were contemplating jumping. Then when I passed by later there was just an empty jazzy. I wondered if I should stop and look in the canal but then I passed by pita pit and thought to myself, "a pita sounds good" and sadly I forgot all about the empty jazzy until reading your blog.

Barbie said...

I'm so glad you are blogging again. I have missed your blogging so.