Friday, October 16, 2009

Somebody would have failed the Craft Store's Smart test!

The ladies and I were discussing places we've lived in while growing up, freshly kicked out of the nest, newlyweds, etc.
Me: One of the dumps we lived in was a basement apartment with no heat which meant no hot water either. -In the middle of the Chicago winter. - We had to heat up water in old electric instant coffee makers and then dump the boiling water into a bucket of ice cold water which would make it lukewarm. By the time you stepped into the tub, shaking, it was already cold and with no heat in the house, frostbite would be attacking your special places.
Glynda: Oh wow. I went through the same thing when I was traveling through Europe in my 20s. We didn't have bathrooms in our rooms so we had to use the community one in the hallway. By the time I took my shower, I barely had any hot water left.
Me: ::blink blink:: It's like you and I lived identical lives!  
This woman is a nurse.
If she has trouble distinguishing the difference in our two stories maybe she shouldn't be allowed near a scalpel? I mean, if a patient comes in and needs a shot of syn*visc in their left knee, will she prep the left shoulder because it's closer to her and besides 'they are the same'?
It's a serious question that may save someone's life.

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  1. First!!

    I took a shower three days ago and ran out of hot water. Damn we are all three so much alike.

    and, I brushed my teeth this morning.....

  2. I finally took a shower today after 5 days and it's 94 degrees here. I air-dried.

  3. Um, yeah. Wow! All 3 of you are twins.


  4. Tyra Banks Syndrome
    Classic symptoms...

    I went through the same thing when I was taking a shower with a friend...and the water got cold... I barely had time to rinse the shampoo out of my hair


    Peace - Rene

  5. Now you're making me feel sorry for Glynda. She was simply trying to use her nurse's skill of empathy. "I know just what you're going through having your foot amputated. I stubbed my toe once."

    Sadly, I can't empathise at all as I've never had to suffer a Chicago winter with no hot water.

  6. In Panama you have one knob on all the faucets. The "option" of hot water doesn't exist.

    Of course, it's as hot as Hades down there! So...the "cold" water IS the hot water. :-) I crack myself up!

    Hey... I'm just like Glynda!

  7. i had a lukewarm bath once. we are sooo alike...

  8. This reminds me of when I worked with grieving kids. They'd tell a friend "my Dad died" or "My brother died" and their friend would say

    "I know just how you feel. My cat died"

  9. So, what, are you saying that living without hot water or heat isn't the same as being on vacation with no hot water? I can totally see the similarities.


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