My friend Iggy said:
"I missed a (couple) days in school, what is an OATS bus? Old And Tired Senior?"OATS, as used in my blog post, stands for Older Adult Transporation System. To make sure I was correct, I googled it and found it is an acronym for various other titles, none of which have anything to do with "old and tired seniors". It is a great service, providing transportation to older people who are unable to otherwise get out and about. We have many little towns around Jefferson City that are great places to live, but offer very few services and places to shop. So OATS is definitely a valuable service.
Then Iggy went on to say : "My mom who is much older than you, Punkn, carps about the "old foaggies" that shuffle their feet, look truly lost and call the Mrs on a cellphone (they did figure out how to do that) and ask what size can of Baked Beans to get (and the answer is probably, "Get the same size we have gotten for 45 years!") when she in the Florida Keys. :) "
I hooted a little at this one, because he described dear ol' Jim to a T. A don't belieive he has ever gone to the store without standing in one of the food aisles with his phone out, calling me to ask something like "did you want low fat or plain sour cream" (I always buy the low fat). But then, he also usually calls to say, "Have you thought of anything else" - and almost always I have. Never mind the fact that after he calls to make sure I've thought of everything, I call him as he pulls out of the grocery store parking lot, saying "Oh, I forgot I need a _________________ (fill in the blank)!