With an addendum to be signed, I called a client of mine. She told me she has developed arthritis in her knee. I suggested she soak some raisins in gin.
She started laughing. "What???"
So I elaborated. My Aunt used to swear by it. So much so that she convinced my Mom, who then had her own vessels of golden raisins soaking in gin on the kitchen counter. Mom said she wasn't sure if it actually worked, and that while eating just nine of them a day wouldn't hurt, if you ate a few more you might not care if it worked or not. Of course, that's saying something for my mother who probably could have gotten a wee bit tipsy on just those first nine.
I could picture my client just shaking her head at this whole conversation.
"Now about that addendum," I continued. "Can I stop by this evening to get a signature?"
"That works," she said. (I know... e-signature would be easier but it's not an option for my client. Plus, I have to stop by to change a lockbox anyway.)
"Want me to bring some raisins with me?" I joked before I ended the call.
I don't know if her knee feels any better but at least I left her chuckling.
Here's an article about it, just in case you think I made this up!