This interview segment with a totally uninterested 110-year-old woman is comic gold.
Have you ever wondered what age you’ll be when you drop the facade and completely stop pretending to give a shit about what other people think? Well, for one woman, that age is apparently 110 and her most recent birthday was the occasion she chose to let the viewing populace of a Spokane, WA morning show know that she is fresh out of fucks to give.
Flossie Dickey turned 110 years old on February 18th, which is obviously noteworthy. To mark the occasion, a local morning show interviewed the senior and asked questions about her age, her upcoming birthday party and tips on longevity. As it turns out, for a person that age, Flossie is very with it — with it enough to express her absolute disdain with this entire situation.
The interview, from Good Day Spokane, is one for the books. Check out the world’s most disenchanted centenarian, calmly sipping coffee and blowing off one question after another. Total boss.
Queen Flossie and her complete disgust make this video borderline uncomfortable to watch, despite its content being hysterically funny. The reporter asks if Flossie is tired and she answers in a totally bored voice, “I am tired.” Short and sweet. She wastes no words on this whippersnapper. As for her favorite activity, the 110-year-old national treasure says, “I take a nap as many times as I can.”
We feel you, girl. So hard.
The reporter says, “Flossie has three children, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren. You seem like a very busy lady, Flossie!” To which Flossie literally just glares at the camera and continues to sip her coffee. Like, yeah. I’m busy. What of it?
When asked if she’s excited for her birthday party later that day, the cantankerous senior doesn’t mince words telling the reporter, “Not one bit.” The reporter is obviously extremely uncomfortable and Flossie just doesn’t give a shit. She is absolutely through with making other people feel better and fake-smiling her way through things she doesn’t want to do. It’s all about her now and at 110 years old, it should be.
There comes a time in life when you just can’t pretend anymore. Plenty of us hate a big deal being made of our birthdays and would rather nap and drink whiskey “straight up,” which Flossie’s caregiver told the reporter is another favorite activity of hers. Naps and whiskey. This is why she’s lived so long — the woman is a freaking genius with life all figured out.
The reporter tries asking a few more softball questions about her secrets to longevity. In true Flossie fashion, of course, she has none. She says, “I don’t know. I don’t fight it. I live it.” If anyone were looking for inspirational nuggets of wisdom from an elder, this is not the woman who will dish them out. She’s not playing your game, Good Day Spokane. And it’s absolutely amazing to watch.
Bottom line, this woman is all of us when we’re being forced to participate in stupid horseshit we don’t have any interest in. Since she’s clearly lucid, she’s probably aggravated by the very idea that she’s been trotted out to help morning show ratings and that this interviewer is talking to her like she’s five years old. Because let’s be honest — she’s being a bit patronizing. Good for Flossie for not playing along.
Props to this gem of a woman for not giving in to what other people want her to do. We can all take a lesson from her and her refusal to please anyone but herself. Happy Birthday, Flossie!