I cannot tell you how many times I heard the question posed to me, “do you have a living will?” “do you have a power of attorney?”
Well, the other day when my mother accompanied me to my scan, the woman behind the desk asked me again.
Woman: Do you have a living will?
Me: No oh; not yet.
Mother: You don’t have a living will?
Woman: Do you have a power of attorney?
Mother: You don’t have a power of attorney either?
Me: Are you asking my sister as well?
Mother: Well, no oh.
Me: So you think I need a power of attorney and a living will? Is there a reason I need one but my sibling does not?
Mother: It’s just that, everyone should have one; I have one.
Me: You’re old!