annony Posted September 29, 2011 Share Posted September 29, 2011 I've noticed that my mother's driving habits have been a bit sketchy... cutting people off, not merging properly, going the wrong way in parking lots, and a few other marks of sucky driving. I just wondered if maybe she's always been a crumby driver and I'm just noticing now, but a few other things have pointed out to me that there's probably more going on than poor driving skills... -She seems to forget things, and needs constant reminders. When she forgets something she blames other people. -Yesterday we were touring a new condo she's purchased in her downsizing efforts (she'll be selling her house) It's still under construction. She wandered over to the roughed in electrical panel (which at this point is a hole in the drywall the size and shape of a panel) and asked in all seriousness if that's where she will access her washer/dryer. The realtor and the builders thought she was making a joke, and laughed. I could tell from her face, and reaction to their laughter that she wasn't joking, so I put my hand on her shoulder and said "no mom, that's where your breaker goes" -We went out for dinner, we went to a place that she's been going to since before I was born. She's ordered the same thing since before the dawn of time. When the waitress came by to take our order, she didn't know the name of what she wanted and I had to order for her. She always blames other people when she has a moment. Her getting honked at is always the other driver's fault, her forgetting something is someone else's fault for not reminding her or changing the plan (even if no change was made) Thinking that her washing machine goes where her breaker box goes is a bit over the top, and I'm still shocked about that. So knowing what I know, and seeing what I've seen, what's the next step from here? Do I keep watching and compiling more evidence? Do I confront her? If so, how? What do I say? Link to comment
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