H is for "Hi" and "Hello".
This came to mind as I greeted people as I went into work at the nursing home today, but the point was hammered home as I sat with my friend. She cannot see and is often anxious. In her anxiety she constantly calls out, "Hello?" I answer patiently for the first couple of hours, but after just so many replies I begin to get creative, or stop answering every call. (Eight hours can be a long time...)
I attempted to engage her in conversation after lunch. "Tell me about your horses," I ventured.
"My divorces?" she replied.
"I said 'horses,'" I told her.
"Oh," she said, "I thought you wanted to hear about my divorces."
"Do you have some of those too?" I asked.
"No," she lied.
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