hearts and tarts (heartsandtarts) wrote in thequestionclub,
hearts and tarts
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I am unskilled and in moderate need of a job, and my aunt says she knows of a job I could do that pays twice minimum wage. Awesome! Except the job is taking care of her neighbor, an old lady (probably like ~85 or 90 years old) and elderly people kind of freak me out. I hope that's sort of normal and not horribly offensive. She doesn't need anyone to like, bathe her or spoon feed her or anything, just check on her every day, get her mail, do some grocery shopping and cooking, etc.

I feel like this could be the plot of a movie, where young woman with distaste for old people reluctantly becomes caretaker of 90 year old woman, and eventually we bond while she tells me stories of what life was like during the depression and she relives her youth vicariously through my young, vibrant and exciting (lol) lifestyle. The movie probably ends with me going to check on her one day and she is dead, but we have enriched each other's lives so it's okay! Also she's left me one million dollars!

In real life it will probably be a lot more boring and smelly, and the old lady will probably be racist, and if I ever do find her dead I'll just be traumatized. So, TQC, would you take this job if you were me?
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