Dad had a minor stroke

  • I'm moving to New York from Dallas. My dad is just outside Waco.

    Everything seemed just fine. Then he had a stroke this weekend. Just hours before his 96th birthday.

    I talked to him and asked, "Dad, what do you want me to do? I can stay close."

    He said, "Son, go for it! Take the opportunity. You can't just sit around and wait for me to die."

    I want to go. I want to stay.

    I said, "Okay, dad. I'll take it."

    Then he didn't say anything.

  • It seems highly unlikely to me that a man would not have learned to say what he means and mean what he says after 96 years on the planet. In your position, I would be reading much more into what he says than what he doesn't.

    Also: fuck strokes.

  • @glathull said:

    I said, "Okay, dad. I'll take it."

    Good luck.

  • A stroke of what? A stroke of luck? A stroke of genius? A stroke of undefined?

    You built up all this tension and didn't resolve it! I'm sitting on slumping off the edge of my seat and lying on the floor unresponsively.

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