A Case of The Vapors
by Joy Monger
Grandpa and I chatted this week. He is a lovely, ridiculously healthy 87-year-old man whom I respect very much.
He told me he has “the shingles”. I think it’s really funny when people add “the” to a health ailment. Shingles are nothing to laugh at but adding “the” sure is.
We tease my good friend about having “the gout”. It makes him mad…it makes me laugh.
Currently I am unfortunately stricken with “the insomnia” but I’d love to come down with a chronic case of “the hotness”.