The other morning, I arrived at my spa when another patron was already there, sitting in her robe and watching Tiny Houses.
Again, not being one for small talk prior to 12 PM, I simply nodded and sat staring down at the clean tile.
Woman: Good morning.
Me: (grunt hello)
Woman: What time is your appointment?
Me: (looking at my watch and seeing its 7:15 AM) 7 AM, you?
Woman: 7:15 AM
Woman: Did you have a lumpectomy?
Me: I don’t have breast cancer, do you?
Woman: Yes, but they caught it early so all I need is radiation.
(Sandy walks past to the lockers)
Me: Good Morning Sandy!
Woman: Good Morning.
Sandy: Good morning ladies.
Me: So you caught it early and you’re only having radiation?
Woman: Yes, the doctor said I didn’t need anything else.
Me: Are you kidding?! Cut them off and move on!
Woman: My doctor said because I’m still young…
Me: You have a chance of not having it come back and spread, and you’re gonna keep them?
Woman: Maybe I should talk to my doctor again about it.
Me: Well, whatever you do, don’t tell Sandy!