For over a year, my daughter (also a senior) Vicki and I, have been using the name of Willie Nelson to describe a moment of forgetfulness. We were trying to remember his name. When we couldn’t, we borrowed it to describe incidents when we had mental lapses. And, as those multiplied we began to blame him for everything; hence “Willie Nelson moment”.
While it allowed us to somehow shift the blame, it also occurred to us that we could not continue this forever (not that either of us had forever) but this man is 83 years old, and pretty well used.
We had to think about other alternatives; someone a good deal younger. The names like young Justin Beeber, Blake Shelton, and Fifty Cent came to mind. The longevity of whom might even be dubious, given their life-style.
What we ask is; at least one more alternative from you,
Are you having a Willie Nelson moment?
O.K. we’ll lend you Willie, briefly, while you gather yourselves.
…………….Times up! Give him back!