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I Don’t Understand Old People Or How the Huntress Almost Lost it In Public

Since the self-isolated quarantine has been imposed,  most of us have had to stay and work from home.  Some of us are lucky enough that we have jobs that allow us to do that, remaining on the payroll and such.  But sometimes we have to actually go outside, such as the case with me last week.  I had a mammogram scheduled back in January and then the diagnostics place called to reschedule for mid-March.  Then they called me the week before last to reschedule me for last week on Weds.  I understood the reason for them rescheduling my appointment,  because of the current social and pandemic situation that they are scheduling patients to comply with social distancing purposes.

Thankfully this diagnostics/imaging place is only four blocks from my house, and I was asked to be there by 7:30 am.  When I arrived they did have protocols in place to keep only a certain amount of people in the waiting room at a time.  But, not everyone paid attention (Cheesus Crust this was annoying as phuck!)  I arrived early,  and as soon as I did,  I saw a huge 5’x 5’ sign stating to wait by the door for the medical screener to ask you the appropriate questions and take your temperature.

It also states that if there are more than two people in line to keep 6 feet away from each other, there was even bright florescent yellow tape on the concrete sidewalk outside, six feet apart indicating as such.  Since I was the very first one there,  I had no problem as I was alone in the waiting room.  They had positioned chairs in front of the intake desk to keep the mandated six feet apart from patients and the medical staff.

The screener asked me all the questions pertaining to the COVID19, and then swiped my forehead with a temperature scanner.  Soon after the girl at the front desk called me forward, as the medical screener gave me the okay to proceed.  She asked me for my paperwork, insurance card (which were placed inside a clear tray ) and gave me a clipboard of papers I needed to sign.  She gave me back my stuff, and I found a chair where I sat and then watched in horror at the following….


Slowly other people began to file in, and then it happened……the Walking Senile started to take over and ignore the GIANT sign to wait and get screened!!  These were all people over the age of 75,  yes I can tell how old they were,  the men by their pasty white legs,  lose fitting shorts or pants up to their chest, white tube socks to their knees.  And the women wearing polyester pants and Dr. Scholl’s orthotic shoes,  sporting ten year old boy haircuts.   They all ignored the explicit instructions in giant red letters,  ignored the medical screener sitting right AT the door and then when told to go back to the door, where the screener was at, either couldn’t fucking hear what the staff was saying or asked like idiots “Why?”

Stupid Old Person meme

A lady walked in with her daughter,  past the screener right up to the front desk,  MOVED the chairs and right up to the nurse conducting intake of patients.   The nurse,  who was clearly upset,  told the old broad to go back to the door,  get screened and wait to be called and leave the chairs in place like they were.  The dumb ass bitch said “But why?!” extremely loud as so everyone heard.  Just because you can’t hear doesn’t mean you have to yell out everything because you think everyone else can’t hear either….LORT!

The screener walked towards this Showtime Crypt Keeper looking bitch and then asked her if the other lady with her was her daughter.

Crypt Keeper
Yes exactly like this but with a boys haircut

The Crypt Keeper said that it was her daughter,  then the nurse behind the intake counter told her that only patients to be seen could be in the waiting room.  Again the fucking Crypt Keeper said in Spanish “But why? She’s my daughter.”  I was just about to lose it when low and behold……yet another old ass motherfucker came walking in,  past the giant sign,  the screener and right up to the intake counter,  moved two of the chairs and began to talk.  By this time I could see the staff was getting more and more impatient and flustered with the people (old ass motherfuckers) walking in and ignoring instructions.

Old Age meme

A male nurse came out from the back,  walked up to the intake counter,  asked the old fart if he was there to get some imaging and all I could hear was “Huh? What?!?” Oh gawd,  I wanted to fucking scream.  The male nurse asked him again,  and the grumpy old  man was like “Oh yeah, here’s my paperwork” and the nurse walked him back to the screener at the door.  He yelled out “Where are you taking me?!?!”  The nurse said he had to be screened before he could enter the waiting room and the old fart yelled “Huh? What? Why?!?!”

Repeat Everything Meme

Clearly the asshole old fart needs hearing aids,  but we all could hear him keep asking why he needed to be screened.  Then after he was screened went right back to the intake counter and MOVED THE FUCKING CHAIRS AGAIN!!!!!  The nurse behind the counter told him not to move the chairs (again) and he moved the damned chairs to get closer to the counter to hear the nurse who was telling him not to move the chairs!!!!!

Old Lady Scooter In Ditch meme
Okay I did find this hilarious, seriously I know someone this happened to….LMAO

I thought to myself,  we’re in serious trouble if we have old people like this walking around contaminating us all.  None of them were wearing masks,  touching everything in sight,  and being as annoying as fuck in the process.  I include my parents in this because I’ve told them over and over that they aren’t to leave the house,  under any circumstances.  And what do I find out?  They leave to the store or the post office when my brother leaves for work.

I was,  to say the least,  furious,  and their response?  “Oh it’s just to the store in our neighborhood or the post office” and I literally screamed at them that I was taking both their car keys with me (yes they both still drive.)  And I did,  knowing that both my parents can’t walk farther than a few feet without both of them sounding like Darth Vader having an asthma attack,  I saw it as the only option.

Darth Vader meme

Yes they were angry but I don’t give a fuck,  if their generation is any indication that following protocols isn’t they’re forte,  then we’re all going to die from COVID19!

Your killing me smalls meme

Yes I know I sound like I’m old people bashing but they have been the group that either aren’t listening to all of the health mandates or don’t really care about them because their old goddammit and……….. “If I lived through small pox, I can live through this Crownvirus!’  Yes that was an actual quote from the Old Man from the UP movie

Up Old Man

looking asshole who was standing in front of me while I was waiting to be taken back to the mammogram machine of boob torture.  (The fucker did say crownvirus not coronavirus)

Preppng for Mammogram meme
I think I’ll do this prep the next time I have to go and get this fucking thing done again

I told my good friend Deb (Aunt Debbie to the blogosphere) that I wasn’t sure what was more painful,  the actual mammogram itself,  literally having my poor boobs pressed in between two plates of glass for five seconds at a time (in different positions may I add) or having to deal with the Walking Senile/Stupid/Stubborn in the waiting room.  Seriously, it’s a tossup here.

Random Thought of The Day

As grumpy,  angry,  or in total disbelief as I may seem at times (okay all the time) I have not lost all faith in humanity.  Yes,  I know it’s hard for people to believe that I actually said that.  But the truth is,  we,  the human race are survivalists.  History has shown how resilient we are,  that every time we’ve been knocked down (usually be the stupid people in humanity)  we’ve gotten right back up again to continue.

The video itself is a bit corny,  four extremely talented singers comprised this group called The Highwaymen (well for those of you who like country music.)  The lyrics to the song resonate with me and I know this song may not be about the current situation but it has a much deeper meaning to it if you listen to it.



This is the Huntress, wash your hands, stay safe and for god-sake STAY HOME!!

Published by thehuntress915

My life has been a lot like the movie Bridget Jones Diary (the Hispanic version) constant comedic struggles and life lessons learned by way of personal experience. I've survived divorce and online dating debacles, so tag along for the ride and lets laugh together.

18 thoughts on “I Don’t Understand Old People Or How the Huntress Almost Lost it In Public

  1. HaHa! I love the “grinding my gears” posts of yours! Maybe we should round all those geriatric disease carriers and send them down to Florida with the spring breakers.

    It’s funny, I just added Highwayman to my Amazon play list this weekend.

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    1. I’m not quite a “senior” yet Arionis, lol. But I do bitch about certain things/people that grind my gears! I love super groups like the Highwaymen, The Traveling Willburys and such, they are great as solo stars but together its just magical!

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  2. I know it’s annoying when people can’t follow the rules, old or young. But change is hard for seniors and a lot of them just don’t understand. I hate to say it, but I’m almost glad my late mother isn’t having to live through this. She’d be terrified.
    As for the boob squash. Ugh. Don’t remind me, I’m due this year as well.

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    1. I do know change is hard for a lot of seniors, and as someone who grew up in the later 70’s and 80’s I get that growing old sucks monkey balls. And I do know many “seniors” who are NOT like those I had the displeasure of watching/hearing last week. They are competent and abiding people, they are faculty members in research at the institution where I work. Which makes me wonder about the rest of them. It was a horrible experience both waiting in the waiting room and the mammogram.

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  3. Being a senior myself (by government standards) my guess is these people were always stupid. If they are this feeble they should probably not be unattended.
    Never heard that song before, but it is really a good one. I was sequestered in the North Woods through much of the 80s so I missed a lot of things. Looked up the song and see it was written by Jimmy Webb who has a list of brilliant songs a mile long. Fascinating story about the song on Wikipedia.

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  4. You would have a field day of frustration at your local Mecca, which should have all of the same protocols we have in place now… most of which are being largely ignored by customers who just want to come in and hoard as much stuff as they can while complaining about the things that are empty because someone else hoarded it all before they could. There’s now big honking duct taped arrows on the floor in all of the grocery aisles to direct customers one way to keep the social distancing enforced…. and yeah, nobody’s paying any attention to them. I’m sure I’d be full of stories you’d love to hate, but my schedule now only intersects with our being open one hour a week (the senior hour… and yeah, there’s plenty of perfectly healthy and not old people sneaking in during that time).

    Stay strong and safe, and don’t fret too much over this. I still think the situation is nowhere near as dire as is being foisted on us by the talking heads…

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  5. The surprising thing here is I went to the grocery store on Sunday–wearing a mask, and with hand sanitizer in my pocket, or rather in a bottle in my pocket, since the last time I just put a big blob of hand sanitizer in my pocket it all leaked out, but that’s another story. Anyway most of the people I saw wearing masks–including a couple who looked like they had to lean on each other as they walked–were older folks.
    I guess you get all kinds in doctors’ offices, though.
    And thank you so much for the reminder how amazing The Highwaymen were. We may not still have Mr. Cash or Mr. Jennings but we are so lucky to have their music.

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  6. OMG. I can’t believe how stupid people are! You are a strong person for not losing your shit! I would have been so aggravated, I’d have surely shown my true colors, lol. I haven’t even been to the grocery store or Walmart….or anywhere else for that matter, since March 15. They only let so many people in the stores at a time. I heard they have taped markers to let people know where to stand in line to check out and they have the aisles marked for one way traffic only. I refuse to go. They say go alone. I can’t. I need assistance. They say to shop quickly. I can’t goddammit! Lol. Ugh. We have plenty of food – we’re almost at the end of month one, I’m sure we have enough for another month, maybe longer. I’ve ordered some things online but being in a rural area, and I live outside of city limits so they won’t deliver and they don’t do curbside at Walmart. We have masks, but hopefully I won’t need to go to the store!! I hope you don’t need to go anywhere else, dear friend. Thanks for the shout out, btw. PS You took their keys? That’s hilarious! 😉

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    1. Believe me my friend, it was a test of the will to sit there and watch all these people do exactly the OPPOSITE of being careful. And yes, I did take their car keys, they are hanging on my garage key holder and will stay there until all this blows over 😉


  7. You took their keys? Awesome–I would have expected nothing less from you! My parents have been pretty good, aside from trying to set them up with Facetime, which first involved my 85 year old dad retrieving their cell phone (which I secretly pay for) from the CAR in their PARKING GARAGE 5 FLOORS DOWN!!

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  8. As I man my post in the retail trade, essential as I am, I am amazed at how many people come in here wanting to lean over the counter and talk, spittle a-flyin. GTFB. I also have a hard-working, hyperactive new delivery driver that can’t figure out the difference between 6 feet and 6 inches, so I’m constantly moving away from him or telling him, “6 FEET!” Sigh.

    It’s amazing we made it this far.

    But, you’re right, we do. Humanity prevails. Even if it is, in most cases, at the expense of every other large, living thing in our ecosphere, we prevail. Here’s to us. Unrelenting, immortal, and destructive us. 🥂

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    1. Now that’s the spirit Pastor Tom, the USS Humanity leaves a might big wake doesn’t it? lol

      I’m telling you some peeps are oblivious to the entire social distancing thing, for the sake of all that’s good and holy, stay the fuck back will you!?!?! Yes I’ve said that myself a couple times the last two weeks or so on the three times I’ve actually gone out myself.

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  9. There are lots of people who are being reckless and not taking social distancing seriously. They will continue to do so unless and until someone near and dear to them either becomes seriously ill because of it or, worse, dies. Shit gets real right quick when your loved one is in the hospital fighting for their life and are unable to have visitors. Luckily, this has not hit anyone I love…yet. And I hope to god they don’t.

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