General Discussion, Friday, February 18, 2022

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23 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, February 18, 2022

  1. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ rebels!

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  2. Pa Hermit says:

    Love it Wee!!! Mornin’ to all!

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Joke of the day.

    I actually kept my mammogram appointment.
    I was met with, “Hi! I’m Belinda!”
    This perky clipboard carrier smiled from ear to ear, tilted her head to one side and crooned, “All I need you to do is step into this room right here, strip to the waist, then slip on this gown. Everything clear?”
    I’m thinking, “Belinda, try decaf. This ain’t rocket science.”
    Belinda skipped away to prepare the chamber of horrors.
    With the right side finished, Belinda flipped me (literally) to the left and said, “Hmmmm. Can you stand on your tippy toes and lean in a tad so we can get everything?’
    “Fine,” I answered.
    I was freezing, bruised, and out of air, so why not use the remaining circulation in my legs and neck and finish me off? My body was in a holding pattern that defied gravity (with my other boob wedged between those two 4 inch pieces of square glass) when we heard, then felt a zap! Complete darkness and the power went off!
    “Oh, maintenance is working. Bet they hit a snag.” Belinda headed for the door.
    “Excuse me! You’re not leaving me in this vise alone are you?” I shouted.
    Belinda kept going and said, “Oh, you.. Don’t worry… The door’s wide open, so you’ll have the emergency hall lights. I’ll be right back.”
    Before I could shout “NOOOO!” she disappeared.
    And that’s exactly how Leon and Earl, maintenance men extraordinaire, found me, half-naked and part of me dangling from the Jaws of Life and the other part smashed between glass!
    After exchanging polite “Hi, how’s it going?” type greetings, Leon (or possibly Earl) asked, to my utter disbelief, if I knew the power was off.
    Trying to disguise my hysteria, I replied with as much calm as possible “Uh, yes, yes I did thanks.”!
    “You bet, take care” Leon replied and waved good-bye as though I’d been standing in the line at the grocery store.
    Exactly 72 minutes later (I was watching clock between sobs), Belinda breezes in wearing a sheepish grin and making no attempt to suppress her amusement, she said, “Oh I am sooo sorry! The power came back on, and I totally forgot about you! And silly me, I went to lunch. Are we upset?”
    And that, Your Honor, is exactly how her head ended up between the clamps……..

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    • weather257 says:


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    • auscitizenmom says:

      As a member of the jury, I would find her not guilty! The last time I went through that, many years ago, I had an inch wide bruise around my breast and was sore for months. Besides, I am not totally convinced that irradiating it every year doesn’t actually encourage cancer. My doctor here finally sent me to have an ultra sound. No problemo, didn’t hurt and was not scary.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Oh my. Bad timing for me to read, my mammogram appt is tomorrow. And we’re currently having heavy snow and ice, which causes more power outages. Sigh.

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ Wee, Pa, and everyone. Overcast and misty here at 73*. I ran into a woman I know who has lived in her apt here for 20 years. She has a one bedroom upstairs apt. Yesterday she renewed her lease for another year. They increased her rent $80 a month plus water. She doesn’t know how much the water will add to what she has to pay. It seems to me that they should have already figured out how much they were going to charge for water. We don’t have meters on each apt. or even each building. So, they said they would figure it by sq.ft. in the apt. and how many people live there. Yeah, great. My lease isn’t up until July. So, I have some time. Oh, and she hates DeSantis for encouraging all these Northerners, especially NYorkers to come down here. LOL. All you Northerners have a nice day. 🙂

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  5. The Tundra PA says:

    Hmmm… Did I miss Doggity Day?


  6. texan59 says:

    I saw more snowplows at O’Hare airport yesterday than exist in the entire state of Texas! 😉


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