By Steve Moran

These are the things executive directors say within 20 minutes of walking through the front door of their communities:

  1. The first complaint already.
  2. When does vacation start?
  3. Coffee, coffee, coffee, before I start pretending to care.
  4. You are never too old to have fun.
  5. Let’s see if we can get everyone up and moving without any broken hips this time.
  6. If I have to hear about the good old days one more time ….
  7. I can’t wait to see what drama the bingo game will bring today.
  8. I hope no one’s walker goes rouge.
  9. You want to talk about what?
  10. You want me to write another report about what?
  11. Can’t I just close my door and get some work done?
  12. I didn’t know I was going to have to lead bingo.
  13. Is it time to go home yet?
  14. I love my job, I love my job, I love my job. …  It will be true if I just keep saying it. … I love my job.
  15. Why is the boss coming here today?
  16. If only I didn’t have to deal with family members.
  17. If only I could pay a little more money.
  18. Did we get any new contracts?
  19. Who needs roller coasters when you have a senior living community?
  20. I’m feeling a little crooked today. Maybe I should join the residents for some tai chi.

This is just for fun. If you like it, give me the credit, and if you hate it, blame Chat GPT, where I got a little help in creating this list.