Grandma: "How's your cold?"
Me: "It's okay. I took Robitussin."
Grandma: "If you were here I could have given you Robitussin. I have a whole bottle."
Me: "You probably have a different kind than what I took. They have all different kinds."
Grandma: "I'm looking. I have DM. What does that mean?"
Me: "It's for dextromethorphan. There are a bunch of ingredients and they mix them all up to make in confusing with all the different kinds. Cough and cold. Cold and chest congestion. Cough and flu. Flu and cough. Cough and foot. Arm and shoulder. Cough, cold, and thirsty. It's confusing. I took CF."
Grandma: "I have something else in here too. It's a cough syrup with codeine. I don't remember getting this."
Me: "That sounds like it would be a prescription."
Grandma: "Yeah. It says January 2005. So a year ago. I didn't even use it. It's a whole bottle. I'm glad I have this."
Me: "Why are you glad you have it? You should probably throw it out."
Grandma: "I don't throw anything out."
Me: "It's probably not good anymore."
Grandma: "Eh, I'll leave it. I have all sorts of things in here."
Me: "I'm sure you do."
Grandma: "I was just talking to your uncle. I had this nice plant and it had grown to like a foot and a half and I came downstairs a few days ago and the leaves were all limp and it looks like it's dead."
Me: "Maybe it was terrorists."
Grandma: "No, I think I gave it too much water."
Me: "Maybe. Did you see the news thing about the ABC anchor who got hurt in Iraq?"
Grandma: "No, I didn't see it, I just got home."
Me: "Woodruff, on Channel 7."
Grandma: "Oh, he seems nice. You know who I don't like? That guy on CNN who's always on, what's his name?"
Me: "Anderson Cooper?"
Grandma: "Yeah. He looks like a spoiled brat."
Me: "They like him because he shows emotion on TV."
Grandma: "I think he talks too fast. And his name is all over the screen, on the top, flying back and forth. And what's that number they put after his name all the time? What does that mean?"
Grandma: "Yeah. What is 360?"
Me: "It's the number of degrees in a circle. It's like he's looking all around. I don't know. I guess it's stupid once you think about it."
Grandma: "Yeah. And what did they do with the guy from before?"
Me: "Aaron Brown?"
Grandma: "Yeah. I liked him. I think they think he talked too slow. I notice people on the news are talking faster and faster, and it's not just because I'm getting older. I think they have to talk faster to get more news in a shorter time so they can have more commercials."
Me: "Maybe. They fired Aaron Brown."
Grandma: "Oh, I feel terrible for him. I liked him."