Saturday, September 30, 2006

Overheard in Nashville

Man #1: What brings you to town?

Man #2: My son. I was up in Clarksville helping him with some stuff.

Man #1: Military town. Military kid?

Man #2: Yeah. He did two tours in Iraq and not a scratch. Now we find out he has ALS.

Man #1: That sounds familiar to me but I can't quite remember what that is.

Man #2: Lou Gherig's disease. (short pause) Fatal.

Man #1: (after a bit of silence) My sympathies. My sincerest sympathies.

Man #2: Thanks. I appreciate that. (pause) So, where are you from?

1 comment:

Kate O' said...

Ouch. Life is rough sometimes. But you still have to make conversation.