Earlier this week, I ordered the Phillips Life Line for Alcoholly. Since she insists on living on her own, it is imperative that she begin to use some sort of medical alert device.
The company's website features this stereotypical elderly woman wearing this necklace with a button that she can push to call for emergency help.
My telephone conversation with their salesman went something like this:
Me: Hmmm, a necklace. My grandmother is pretty fashion conscious.
Salesman: No worries. She can just tuck the necklace into her shirt and no one will see it.
Me: Yeah, that won't work.
Salesman: She could wear it on a bracelet and tuck it under her sleeve.
Me: Um, yeah, that won't work either.
Me: This medical alert device will be visible with everything my grandmother wears. She likes to show a lot of, um, cleavage.
never dressed like a typical grandmother. Even now, with her recent falls and need for constant assistance, she insists on wearing high heels, low cut shirts, and mini skirts.
I'm not sure how she's going to incorporate the medical alert device into her wardrobe. Just last night she called me, angry that I had ordered it. She didn't say this, but I have a hunch that it might clash with her style too much.