But then from the depths of his tortured and lonely soul erupted strange words, that actually passed the filter in his brain saying "acceptable" and then came out of his mouth, landing on my fragile ears:
"She'll be pulling you before long. It'll happen before you know it."
I do believe he meant pushing- as in wheelchair.
So yes folks, even total strangers see me and think to themselves, "Hmmm, I bet that frazzled lady with the unbrushed hair, broccoli on her shirt and the rowdy kid there probably needs knocked down a peg or two. I'm a'gonna to tell her that she's gonna die, AND much sooner than she thinks. Wait- not morbid enough. I got it! I'll let her know that before she shuffs off her mortal husk she's also gonna be handicapped and forced to rely on her offspring to push her cratchety old ass around, too! That oughta fix her!"
You KNOW that was this random
I should have said to him something equally inexplicable. I should've screamed "The crow flies at midnight, Poncho!" Or perhaps, "Your mother never loved you!" Hell, I suspect that one may be true. I hope this good ol' boy wasn't meaning no harm and he's just one of many socially awkward locals who say "off" things. It happens frequently.
If he would have phrased it any more poorly he simply would have walked by and shouted, "You. Old and Dead. Soon."
Something about me attracts the weirdos.