I see a poster in the elevator going to my doctor’s office encouraging everyone to wear blue for Colon Awareness Day. I ask the doctor whether she is planning to wear blue on Friday. She glances up from my chart with a puzzled look.
“Colon awareness day,” I said, as if I had celebrated it for decades. “Looks as if the whole building is going to take part.”
“Why blue? What kind of sense does that make? I can see red for heart. If they are going to do colon, why don’t they choose brown, that I can see.”
I tell her she needs to sign up for next year’s committee. She doesn’t bother to reply.