Sleeping On The Job
Bob’s Sidekick stopped by the Adult Care Home where Bob lives to visit him after his breakfast. Postprandial somnolence had already set in, and Bob was back in bed, snoring away contentedly.
Rather than wake him, she headed downtown for a visit with his tax and financial advisors.
Give a nurse a week off, and she’ll likely decide to tend to all the tasks that she had intended to take care of in the previous couple years, but for which she never found the time. Banking and tax turned into errands and lunch.
She headed back much later that afternoon to try and catch Bob in a wakeful state.
He was relaxing in his recliner when she came in. An episode of Star Trek (The Original Series) was on. She happily flopped down onto the foot of Bob’s neatly-made bed.
The Original Star Trek aired for only three seasons (1966-1969).
Bob’s Sidekick made her first appearance in his life late in 1969; and the show, rivaled only by M*A*S*H, was a staple in the King family home throughout the ’70s.
Not quite sure how it is possible, but cable TV treated them to an episode that neither Bob, nor his Sidekick had ever seen.
And apparently, the voices of DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, and William Shatner, evoke soothing and soporific memories for both Bob, and his sidekick. They watched the rest of the episode that had been on when she walked in. Ten minutes into the next episode, they were booth snoozing.
Being present for one another.
For one summer afternoon, all is right in their world.