With his parents now in their 80s, Phillip Wadeson (38) has discovered that his parents – once vibrant conversationalists – have devolved into talking and sounding like the American rapper Lil Jon.
“It was subtle at first,” said Phillip, “but now I cannot unhear the parallels.”
Taking us on a tour through his parents’ retirement home, Phillip points out that it is not just his parents who could be mistaken for the rapper.
“Watch this,” says Phil. “Hey Martha, how are you today?”
Phil: “I said, ‘How are you today?’”
Phil: “Jesus. I said, “HOW ARE YOU TODAY?”
Martha: “Oh, okay.”
Thinking this a one off, Phil’s claims turned out to be true when his parents emerged from their room and started dropping ‘huh’, ‘what’, okay’ left and right like Lil Jon was with us in the flesh.
“I’m starting to think maybe Lil Jon used to work in a retirement home and that’s how he got the idea for his whole shtick,” pondered Phil.
Rather than be annoyed be it, Phil has since embraced the situation and takes along hats and dread-lock wigs which he puts on the old people before asking them questions.
“Hey, if you’re gunna hear the same three things over and over, why not have some fun with it,” said Wadeson.