Thursday, 8 April 2010
Is it Just the Way I Look?
I had an appointment at the hospital today to have my blood checked. (My AF means I'm on warfarin at present) The young nurse called me "Darlin'", and I came out quite shocked. It seems to be happening quite a lot recently, as I've been called "pet", "dear", "petal", and other such "endearments" that I hear the inmates being called by staff in my dad's care home. I often heard these "endearments", too, in geriatric wards. Am I beginning to look my age, or worse, older than I look? Does my demeanor demand that others feel maternalistic, or feel they can patronise? I need to be told.