Saturday, 5 May 2018

Trump: Delayed Reaction


My job isn't all stress and suffering.  Sometimes I have a  bloody good giggle as well, as I did on one day this week.

I had to see a delightful woman to see if I could cast light on her memory problems.  As part of my assessment I administer a formal test.  During one part of it I ask the person to recall the names of some famous people.  My conversation with this lady, let's call her  Anne, went something like this.

Me:  Can you tell me the name of the current Prime Minister?
Anne:  Is it Margaret Thatcher?  No, that's not right.  It's not her but it's another woman.
Me:  Can you tell me the name of the other woman who was Prime Minister?
Anne:  Oh no, I can't remember that......oh wait a minute.  It was Margaret Thatcher.  I said that already didn't I?
Me: Good.  Now can you tell me the name of the President of America?
Anne:  No I don't think I know that one.  (She thought for a moment).  No I don't know...... Who is it then?
Me: It's Donald Trump.

On receiving this information 'Anne' look truly amazed.

Anne:  Nooooooooooo! What that man?  Now who would have voted for him?  Donald Trump?  President?  Well, well, well!    I suppose he has a certain kind of charisma but it wouldn't have been my choice.

Cue belly laugh!

11 comments:

  1. Forgetful, but clearly not at all stupid!

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    1. Absolutely - my thoughts as I assessed her. xx

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  2. I'm in America and Trump certainly wasn't my choice! Sounds like "Anne" may have a bit of a memory problem but her sense of decency is intact.

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  3. Oh, there re those of us that would like tolaugh, but we cnnnot. Good spirits for Anne though. I like her.

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    1. Be comforted by the fact that there are plenty of good ethical Americans. Goodness will prevail. xx

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  4. I think a lot of people would like to forget that he is President!

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    1. I think it is best that we all forget for the most part and think of something more edifying. xx

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  5. I like the sound of Anne-a bit scatty but nice x

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    1. She was great. That's the nice part of my job. I come across so many lovely people. xx

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  6. Thank you so much. Of course you know that those of us trapped in the USA are desperate for a laugh, which you have given us. Your mention of the test reminded me of a visit to a doctor many years ago, after I had passed out during a bout of stomach flu (I lose consciousness fairly easily and consider it just a quirk of my makeup). I still laugh when I remember him asking me to count backwards from 100 by sevens. At my most sane I can't do that! I don't know what it was about 7, but my dad always laughed when we played cribbage and I had trouble with adding and subtracting sevens. Such a fond memory.

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