A mail carrier rang the doorbell Saturday morning.
He had a package for my wife requiring a signature. I held the door while she took care of that.
The carrier, a guy we both like, asked what our plans were for the day.
Thinking of one of the things I hoped to accomplish, I told him I would be getting a shingles shot.
We talked a bit more about this and that. And he asked me a question.
"So the shingles shot...is that so you won't get it?"
Yes, I said.
For a moment I found myself wondering if he thought anyone would get such a shot so they would come down with the potentially painful condition.
But he probably meant "Do you already have it or are you simply trying to prevent it?"
So I was glad I hadn't given him a wiseguy answer.