Sometimes Responses Trigger Topics For Me

@Hatley (164448)
Garden Grove, California
April 23, 2017 2:41pm CST
Odd how we get so egocentric we forget 'that our own circumstances have much to do with the meals we are given here at the retirement center. A remark about my lunch not doing it for her made me blink then think of course she is much younger, active, family and work no doubt so her meal needs would not match mine. Our fruit plate was meant for people who are retired and not very active , and some of us are even overweight. What is okay for us would not cover her hunger and her needs. We all must be more open to others ideas. One marginal post and graphic by P Hatley copyrighted 2-017
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@NJChicaa (48666)
• United States
23 Apr 17
Patsie, I wasn't trying to upset you with my response. I'm just more of a "savory" kind of person when it comes to my meals. A fruit plate with cottage cheese wouldn't have cut it for me for lunch. . . and I wouldn't like living in a place where other people told me what I was going to eat every day. That would make me nuts. As long as you enjoy your meals, that is all that matters!
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@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
thanks I did not ever think I would end up here withe r bu t I did and over the years you do what you have to do to be happy just wanted to say that as some pf us are mot here because of old age but because of economics had I the funds to rent a one bedroom apt tjere i n super expensive Ca;lif I would so at once and cook wha t Iwanted for myself but alas I do not. and cook for myself.
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@NJChicaa (48666)
• United States
23 Apr 17
@Hatley I understand. My parents had my grandparents in their own house but after my grandfather passed, then they brought my grandma into their home with a live-in aide.
@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
@NJChicaa i omny had myson and he was out of work at that time so I got stuck here I think the first years I cried evedrday as I did not want this well if I had money I would be out of here lol b u ti do not and my sons a bachelor so thjat does not help
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@Happy2BeMe (75437)
• Canada
23 Apr 17
I am glad that you enjoyed your meal. I am sure she didn't mean anything by it. Sometimes we read messages in a different manner then they meant it to be said. We all eat differently depending on so many things.
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@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
no in sure she did not and its okay she is luchy as I never wanted to be in here but 'circumstances were severe and I had no option at all
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@Happy2BeMe (75437)
• Canada
23 Apr 17
@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 17
We do tend to trigger each other off, and I think that's a good thing - it makes us look at things in a different light. Yes, our meals do reflect our circumstances.
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@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Apr 17
yes I thin its gooid to as we add newideas or ways of seeing things
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@Courtlynn (55149)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I'm sure they didn't mean any harm
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@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
o of sourse not it just surprised me ten I realized we al have our own feelings about what we eat lol lol
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@marguicha (106331)
• Chile
23 Apr 17
I think sometimes that what I normally eat would feed a family in some parts of the world.
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@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
i have done that attimes when I really lked sometingand ate a lot of it too
• Pamplona, Spain
23 Apr 17
Would not have minded eating that tonight say would have been really different. You are right as well though all of us are so unique in what we like and want.
@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
yes it suited me just fie but one res ponder said that would not be for her at all. so we all have triggering needs which isd just fine. w
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• Pamplona, Spain
23 Apr 17
@Hatley Right now I could down a Cornish Pasty and I have already eaten.
@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 17
That is true and you are very astute to have seen that. She may not realize.
@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
she is so lucky she s aid she did not w ant t o ever live in a place where she could not have the meals her way I wonder how many people here would give anything to be able to live in an apt or with family
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@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 17
@Hatley ......I wonder.
• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
This happens to me all the time I start writing a really long response and I'm like hey this would make a good post
• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
Sorry I responded to the subject of the post and not the post itself, but I have had conversations in real life that also caused me make a post to
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@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 17
@chrissbergstrom in a way it was as her response triggered my post too
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