When I told my youngest daughter that my goal in life was to live long enough to be a problem to my children, she replied that my work here on earth was done. I love her sense of humor. And this has become a family joke.
While being interviewed for the county services, I was asked about my goals. At my age, waking up tomorrow is a pretty good goal, but I didn't say so. And I didn't mention my goal of having at least one year's worth of food put back, for most folks think you are a hoarder or you are crazy.
I did make the mistake of quoting the above mentioned family joke because my youngest son was sitting there and I thought he would find it funny. I then went on to talk about more serious goals like keeping the cellulitis under control in order to stay out of the hospital.
I suppose I should have explained the family joke to the interviewer. Not everyone has a sense of humor or the ability to recognize humor.
I received a printed copy of the interview in the mail. Sure enough, under the heading of Goals were these words. "Vicki has the goal of living long enough to be a problem to her children."
Sheesh. Now I suppose I will need to explain to a case worker the difference between real goals and family jokes. :)