Monday, October 10, 2011

A conversation the other day

On running into someone at a meeting...

Me: How've you been? I haven't seen you in awhile.

Her: Oh, girl... it's good to be back. The pneumonia shot nearly took me down.

Me: Really?

Her: I have to get it, you know. I've had pneumonia five times. I have chronic emphysema, not to mention asthma. I do breathing treatments daily. That's why my voice always sounds so raspy.

Me: Poor thing... do you smoke?

Her: Yes.

She looks away. End of conversation.


Jeni said...

Awwww, thanks for posting Laurie...
:( smoking is a disease of the mind. One of the hardest addictions to quit. I feel bad for your friend.
Love you!!

wolfsrosebud said...

isn't that how it is...