Sunday, July 09, 2006

Swingers nursing home

Yesterday was my monthly visit to the nursing home. It's probably the closest thing I have to making house calls. Walking up to the nurses station, I saw their big screen TV. Of course, in a nursing home, the volume is turned up. On TBS was the movie Swingers with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. This is one of the best movies EVER! All I heard down the hall was, "Vegas, baby, Vegas!" More quotes here.

I visited some of my patients down the hall and then came back to the nurses station to fill out some paperwork. As I look up, it's the one "quasi" racy part of the movie with Vince Vaughn making out with this hottie. The funny part is that when I looked up from the desk, there are five wheelchairs huddled around the TV, but all the people in the wheelchairs are sleeping! This sight was SO money!

Then, I realized that I was watching a love scene on TV in a nursing home. I had these conflicting emotions -- part of me wanted to bust out laughing, and the other part was getting more and more nauseated. I quickly finished my rounds before my emotions overcame me.

13 comments:

TheTundraPA said...

Thanks so much for mentioning me on your blog! I'm honored--thrilled, actually.

Up here on the edge of the planet, trendiness is pretty non-existant. So I'll just have to outright ask: what the heck does "money" mean? As in your new blog subtitle and describing the sight of wheelchair occupants sleeping through a love scene.

And the nausea part--what's up with that? You ain't got a problem with oldsters gettin' it on, now do ya, doc? The physical equipment may age, but desire doesn't necessarily. Dutch and I will be goin' at it when we're 90!

Dr. A said...

I always confuse people with the lines from the movies I watch. Being "money" has a positive connotation and is drawn from several lines in that movie.

I don't have a problem with "oldsters gettin it on." I guess nausea was the wrong word choice. It's just that when you think of going into the stereotypical nursing home, I'm used to seeing game shows or westerns or the shopping network on the TV. Maybe the staff put on this movie, I don't know.

To me, it was kind of funny in an interesting way and, unfortunately, I wasn't able to convey the experience in my post today.

Oh well, maybe I'll do better tomorrow...

Hoping4more said...

that is so funny!! it my silly little brain, "money" meant that portraying this whole scene with all its quirks would be worth a million because of the interesting combination, mixture of contrasting contexts...i could see it in another, totally different movie, that is a blockbuster for sure...hence, "money"...anyway, I am probably taking it a wee bit too far, huh...

kt said...

i spent yesterday watching that movie, it seems to be in the running on TBS or something. have one guy friend loves to repeat the line "your money baby". love vince vaughn, so followed the afternoon with wedding crashers.

Cathy said...

I think we realize that "old folks get it on" (or atleast they fantasize of it) but I can understand Dr. A.s remarks. I have to admit, whenever I had thoughts about my parents "doin that" it was kind of a sickening thought to me.

I do think it's cute that they were watching a movie like that though.

wolfbaby said...

ohh man thank you for the laugh:)

Hoping4more said...

yeah, trust me, a nursing home is not the most sensually inspiring context...mixing all that is something of a nauseating combination, with an open mind regarding "older people getting it on" or not! Nothing wrong with that, but nursing homes do not house the healthiest of oldsters, for that matter, in general, and what is really funny!!!is they were all asleep...how freakin' hilarious! asleep, probably drooling, in their wheelchairs, and somewhere in there is a violation of boundaries for another person watching also! mixing contexts, how humorous... that's my favorite kind of humor, it helps me cope with the fact that there has always been at least one extra variable in the equation of my life, than I ever knew how to deal with, and there I go perpetuating that trend, "like a dog returns to its own vomit." I gag myself...hey, i'm in recovery! *wink* whoops i said a BIT too much, huh...TMI sorry guys.

jumpinginpuddles said...

Although its funny in some aspects its horribly sad in another, we will all be more than likely in the same boat and that thought is sobering :(

Hoping4more said...

too true...but i would want to be able to make someone laugh, even then! NOT in a degrading way, but we humans can REALLY be funny, sometimes, all the different quirks and vulnerabilities we are prone to...I think it brings out the really human part, that we all want to be recognized for at all times in our lives, as long as inherent dignity of each person is recognized at the same time...I hope my comment were not offensive; I didn't intend them to be. Humor is just SUCH a great way to cope with the reality of our human condition, as long as it is all taken and meant with love and respect, lightened with a bit of fun-loving humor! I hope what I've said isn't taken wrong (sheepish look)...I truly respect people in all conditions, and can say that we all must be shown dignity throughout all of our moments, especially our vulnerable ones...

Hoping4more said...

open mouth; insert foot...proceed to digest entire foot and nearly a whole leg!! scuse' me; i'll stop now...(gasp). even with writing, it doesn't always come out quite right...

Lea said...

I love it that you have a sense of humor, even in a nursing home. I could picture them asleep in their chairs, missing the best part of the movie!

Moof said...

Wow ... just now realizing that my comment must have been sacrificed to the great god of cyberspace ...

I left a comment on here yesterday, and since it didn't use offensive language, and wasn't "controversial" in any way, I assume that had it actually "taken" ... it would still be here.

I think I said something about there being a huge incongruity between the show on TV and the setting ... but I can't remember all of it.

I'm sorry ... *blink!*

OneKewlRN said...

Ahhhhhh One of my favorite movies!! That post and the accompanying visual I have brought a huge grin to my face.

"Your so money" Dr. A