Hubby had postponed getting our car's license renewed until the last day possible. In addition we needed to get change of addresses for his driver's license, my non driver ID, and our registration. This meant 5 hours and two government offices.
At stop 2 I randomly picked a seat after hubby picked a number from the little machine.
There was an elderly gentleman sitting directly behind me who was engaged in a discussion with a 30 something lady a few seats away I overheard random snippets of their conversation. They were discussion a shared medical problem. The younger urging the older to exercise as it would be the very best thing to help him. "Just start out walking a little each day."
"That's what my wife wants me to do, but …" he responded.
This back and forth continued for several minutes. She mentioned having been in a local hospital noted for work in respiration, so I assumed maybe they both had COPD or Asthma, as I tuned them in and out.
His phone rang ending their discussion. A few words of his conversation drifted around me. "I didn't eat breakfast… just came here after getting up…feeling dizzy and not too good…yeah…I should have eaten…no I don't no what my suger is.. I .
At that last sentence my purse was open and out came one of my need to adjust BG bars. Handed it over to Hubby, who handed it to the gentleman. He informed his concerned wife someone had just given him something to eat.
Turns out the elderly gentleman had recently been diagnosed with Diabetes, the young lady had been a PWD for several years. We chatted about exercise, eating, etc.
Made the long wait go a litle quicker.
I am sure many others here have had similar opportunities to help fellow PWD. Anyone care to share their random moments.
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