Dec 18, 2007

Bah Humbug

Have you ever noticed that when you are sick, you feel like you will never be well again? This shingles business sucks. My headache has really diminished, but the skin around my left eye is very sensitive to the touch. It makes sleeping difficult. The ophthalmologist had me come in for one last check of my eye today. Everything seems fine according to her. This was the fourth time that I have seen this doctor and something occurred to me today. She dresses in all black. Even her nail polish is black. Is that weird for a doctor? It's like Johnny Cash had a super-smart daughter who went to medical school. Speaking of Johnny Cash, I found this video on YouTube. What is greater than Johnny Cash doing a Bob Dylan song? Beyond that, I went to a department store today to buy something that Mrs. Sneed needs for our holiday festivities. It was in the China department. Have you ever noticed that one of only places in a department store where they have a desk is the China department? This is where brides-to-be plot their upcoming haul. Unfortunately for me, the one thousand-year-old woman manning (or is it womaning), the desk was busy chatting it up with her daughter and her granddaughter. They evidently came in to see Grandma on the job. Not that impressive, if you ask me. I waited around for about fifteen minutes, becoming progressively more pissed, while they regaled one another with the latest family gossip. Butch finally finished college, in case you wondered and Jim took the most amazing picture of the moon. In an effort to attract grandma's attention, I glared, stared, rattled dishes, cleared my throat and paced back and forth, all to no avail. Finally someone came from another department and asked me if I needed help? I told her that I was just waiting for the chat fest to break up so that I could make a purchase. That they heard, all three heads snapped in my direction and the conversation momentarily stopped. Anyway, I got what I came for and the three women kept on shooting the breeze, so I guess it was a win-win. funny thing is that on my way out I met the store manager at the escalator and he said that he hoped I found what I was looking for. I was tempted to drag him back to the China department, but hey, it's Christmas, so I let it slide. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

5 comments:

Kurt said...

I once had a doctor who was orange. He drank carrot juice all day long, and he had turned orange. He was in charge of the medical care of dozens of patients.

Steve said...

Actually, Merle, although your post is titled "Bah Humbug," I think it quite embodies the holiday spirit -- frustration and forgiveness!

Professor Montblanc said...

You are not as bad as I thought.

Anonymous said...

I know whatcha mean about being sick-- you just want to be left alone to die, then you get better and forget how bad it was.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Thanks for the Cash video... he has soul...

Hey, did your shingles rash go away completely?
It doesn't sound like the eye was compromised.

I can't believe it is almost Christmas. I haven't bought cards yet--looks like e mails will be going out instead--or New Year Cards.