First of all, thank you, Pandemic Polly, for taking time away from your jigsaw puzzle to talk with us.
It’s not really my jigsaw puzzle. It was a gift.
Well, that makes it yours, right? Anyway, I see it’s kind of slow going there. Too tough for you?
No, of course not. It’s only 200 pieces.
So how long have you been working on it?
Never mind. What is it you want to talk to me about?
Brain cells. Have you lost any? You know, because of the pandemic and all.
I don’t know if I lost brain cells. How would I know? Would they be in a heap on the floor?
And your mood. Forgive me for noticing but you seem a bit scratchy.
I’m worried about turning into Boo Radley. Other than that, I’m dandy.
Who’s Boo Radley?
Oh, of course. Before your time. Ugh. Boo Radley was the creepy weird neighbor who saved Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. You don’t read?
I’m more of a YouTube guy. So why would you turn into Boo Radley?
I think explaining that to you may be a bridge too far right now. Maybe you could come back another day. I’m not going anywhere.
Well, maybe I could ask you another question.
What do you think about Texas Lt. Governor Patrick saying grandparents would be okay dying if their grandchildren could have a good economy?
I thought that was just in Texas, in which case, you know, state’s rights and all. And it could turn the state blue if you had a big die-off.
That’s pretty cold. I really thought you would have a kinder, gentler perspective.
Did you now? That’s so sweet.
Maybe I should let you get back to your puzzle.
Don’t get scared. It’s just how us old people are. All feisty and lovable. It’s our deal. You’d miss us if we were gone.