two "older" ladies are across from me.
one of the ladies has a huge sewing box with her and is sewing something funky looking, by hand.
the other lady asks her what she was making.
the sewing lady responds "it's a sleeping bag for my ferret"
other lady "what's a ferret?"
sewing lady "you know, a ferret"
other lady "is that a kind of dog?'
sewing lady "no! it's a ferret!"
other lady "well i don't know what a ferret is!"
(because i can't take it anymore and am trying desperately not to laugh i chime in)
me "it's a weasel"
sewing lady "it's not a weasel!!!"
me under my breath "uh, ya it is"
other lady "you own a weasel??"
sewing lady "it's NOT a weasel!"
(nurse lady with clipboard opens door)
me under my breath "please let her call my name...PLEASE!"
lady with clipboard "amy"
me "guess that's me"
as i'm walking away i can still hear the sewing lady jabbering away because i called her ferret a weasel.
when i came back out and saw that they BOTH were still there i flew right past them and never looked back.
what a way to start a day!
Ferrets come from the same family ("Mustelidae") as badgers, wolverines, otters, mink, weasels, black footed ferrets and polecats.
take that, crazy sewing lady!