How long would you wait?
Yesterday I had a 12:45 appointment for a mamo. Being a good girl, I got there at 12:35. I’m thinkin’ that things have changed as far as the personal warmth goes. I went to the main clinic (in a large hospital). The main clinic receptionist checked me in and told me to wait in an area around the corner. The area was empty when I got there and there were three magazines- SI, Time, and some Rifle magazine (what happened to all of the happy pink stuff? Women’s Day? The TV with the crappy talk show?)
I was forced to think while I waited.
First, I thought about how odd this place was. A minute later, it dawned on me why it seemed odd. There was no window for me to peek into and see people actually working. You know- department receptionist? Random workers? WTH?
I looked down at the drab grey colored carpet and realized that the design reminded me of barbed wire. Nice. I’m there waiting to get smashed and there is no pink, just barbed wire.
Other people finally showed up and were called in. Not me. I waited, played with my new phone, and waited. When that got old, I started wondering, should I leave? I mean, my time is valuable to me and I would never make anyone wait like this. Who do these people think they are? Finally, at 1:20 I was called. I looked at the girl and I said “I was beginning to think you forgot about me”. All I got was a ‘deer in the headlights’ stare and a “whens your birthday” ? I was kinda tempted to lie.
Seriously, how long should you have to wait for an appointment? It’s not like I was waiting to see a doctor who takes emergency calls…..
Seems like there should be an app or plug-in for this.
Why do I read this stuff?
I’m on several of those “email forward” lists. Sometimes, I have time to read them and if they are worth it, I pass them on to other bored and lonely people. I like the ones that I don’t have to download anything for and the ones that make me smile. Recently, I received one of those emails that are full of useless knowledge. I’m now passing it on to you.
In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen
Only….Ladies Forbidden’.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered
into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this….)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:$ 16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S.. in any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..
The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
- Spades – King David
- Hearts – Charlemagne
- Clubs -Alexander, the Great
- Diamonds – Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air,
the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in
the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock
and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace. Did you get it right??
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you
would find the letter ‘A’?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the
A. Father’s Day
In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the
phrase…’Goodnight , sleep tight’
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the
wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the
honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England , when
customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind
your pints and quarts, and settle down.’ It’s where we get the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’
Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill , they used the whistle to get some service. ‘Wet your whistle’ is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!