Drabble: Patience by Rob Butler

by specklit

“Do I know you?” asked Sally plaintively.

“Yes. I’m your friend Dermott.”

Sally’s face cleared. “Of course you are. Hello Dermott.”

“Hello Sally.”

The two friends sat for a few minutes looking happily at each other. Gradually Sally’s face showed signs of confusion.

“Do I know you?” asked Sally plaintively.

“Yes. I’m your friend Dermott.”

Sally’s face cleared. “Of course you are. Hello Dermott.”

“Hello Sally.”

Outside in the corridor of the Dementia Unit a member of staff glanced in and smiled. Sally was happy.

As night fell and Sally relaxed into sleep, Dermott unplugged itself ready for the morning.

Author’s note: I think I’d be quite happy with a friendly robot if I got dementia and it would free up my family and staff to do other things.


2 Responses to “Drabble: Patience by Rob Butler”

  1. Paul Beech says:

    Rob, I applaud Sir Terry Pratchett for shining a light on Alzheimer’s (he suffers a rare form). Your clever drabble will raise dementia awareness too, so well done.

    Paul

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