Thursday, 8 September 2005

We nearly got banned!!!

Volunteers,required to take a group of residents to the theatre,To see Brideshead revisited,    read the notice in the staff room...,I quite fancy that ...,says I.the only other volunteer was Chrissy,who  became my dear daughter in law when she married Mark my son a few years later,funnily enough I had  nothing to do with their meeting,

Transport was arranged and off we went,I think we took about eight residents,it was an after noon performance,,We got everyone settled and the performance began really very good.But maybe abit heavy, for our old chums,so quite abit off shuffleing till the majority dropped of to sleep,Well as you know homes for the elderly are  kept  really quite warm so by comparison the air conditioning,made it though ,pleasant enough for us ,quite cool for the chums.                And so yes youve guessed it ,it had to be these two didnt it ?

Kate~"Im not very warm".     I reach over and tuck her crocheted rug round her knees .                                                                                                                                       Flo~(remember shes deaf) "What"       Kate~(Kates abit deaf) "I said Im cold".  F lo~"You What?"            Kate ~"NO IM NOT BLEEDIN OT IM COLD".Well by now Chrissy and I were pulling out our hair ,when Ivy whod been wimpering quietly decided she wanted the loo ,so this coward saw a get out and took her to the toilet ,only to be accosted by one of the theatre staff, as we returned ,saying our party were disturbing the other patrons and could we keep them quiet,Igot back to our seats,where Chrissy informed me shed been told off, yes ,says I,so have I !!So amongst giggles we decided ,come the interval, we are out of here.Idont think the residents were too dissapointed to miss the second half.Then once back at the home we ,informed the manager,it had been entirely the wrong programe for our residents.We later learned hed been given the tickets!!  Never again!!         well you do dont you ?We booked to see Ken Dod,everyone ready in good time,patiently waiting for the transport .................It didnt turn up.The theatre rang there was a block of seats vacant,booked out to us,they couldnt hold the curtain any longer,we said go ahead well try to be there for the second half to which they agreed.Sent out an SOS to taxi company for three taxis and off we went,we got to the theatre and all handed a programme,"compliments of Mr Dod"said the staff ,who had hopefully forgotten who we were!              The manager again ugrr -  I was made social secretary after that and we enjoyed pantomimes old time music halls and The highlight for every one The Salvation Army Christmas concert, you book early for that one .

        Now you have a really good day everyone wth love from Jan xx

                                                                                                                                    .F

12 comments:

aniracj said...

Why are some theatre staff so rude and disrespectful, I experienced something similar and I really felt like telling them where to go....they have to remember that residents of care homes have just as much right to be there as anyone else!!!Besides it may be them one day!

jlocorriere05 said...

You were lucky only to be asked to keep quiet. I went on a group outing and ended up in Crawley hospital with a few of them!! We were in a park with a group of psycho-geriatric patients, all linking arms so we could keep track of them. One fell over going up the steps and pulled the others down with her. One had a very nasty cut to the back of the head so we had to call an ambulance to take her and some others with cuts and grazes to hospital. They all recovered OK but the lady with the nasty cut had to stay overnight. Never again!!!!!! Jeannette.

nedmoh said...

Jan I laughed when you said some of the residents fell alseep during the performance , hope no one snored! Still don't suppose it mattered as you had been told off for to much noise.Kate & Flo sound two dear old charactors.Im enjoying your stories. Love Jeanxx

wobblymoo said...

Oh dear, I think I would have blushed for England lol, they sound like they were great characters

sarajanesmiles said...

Loving these stories :o)
Especially the conversation between Kate and Flo, bless their hearts!!
Sara   x

lsfp1960 said...

Very funny !!  I'm not so far from that age myself...I can see my friend Barbara & I..friends since 6th grade (some 50 years ago)  at the theater having that same conversation someday .  :)

lsfp1960 said...

Actually now that I think of it, we've had a few conversations similar to that when we go to our bi-monthly movie.  HA HA HA !

memes121 said...

I have an aunt who does that. She said it is never dull!

madcobug said...

Never a dull moment. Helen

ally123130585918 said...

A good time was had by all lol.....Do  they snore when they doze off.....Bet they enjoyed the other shows, Ken Dodd is great saw him down Yarmouth ....Ally

jmoqueen said...

lol sounds like you had some fun :-)

jules19642001 said...

sounds like good fun to me :)............Jules xxxxx
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