“If ever I am on life support… Unplug me, then plug me back in… See if that works! – Unknown.
Today’s word prompt is STIR and is from the RDP (Ragtag Community’s Daily prompt).
There are times when I get quite stirred up about things, today’s little tale is about one of them.
A couple of months back, I visited the hospital as an outpatient. Being the independent sort, I planned to drive myself; it never occurred to me to ask anyone for support. Then my son insisted he wanted to take me.
My consultation was with a very pleasant Professor of maxillofacial surgery. After I confirmed my date of birth, the consultant very kindly told me I did not look my age, and instantly the fear of diagnosis was forgotten, this man was my new best friend!
Thankfully, the consultant could find nothing untoward, and as I walked back to the car with my son, I wore a large smile, and I felt as though I was walking on air.
“What did he say?” Asked my son. “He said I looked much younger than my age!” I answered. ”But what did he say about your mouth?” “Oh that, I’m absolutely fine!“
A week or so later, I received a copy letter fom the consultant that had been sent to both my dental surgeon and my GP (family doctor).
The letter confirmed the happy findings from the consultation. However, the letter went on to say how many units of alcohol I drink in a week, and also said, Mrs W suffers from Angina, and although she lives alone she has plenty of support!
Support! How old did this man think I was? Suddenly the previous compliment of not looking my age was turned on its side; he’d stirred my indignation and was no longer my new best friend.
For the record – I do not suffer from Angina, and I didn’t say I lived alone. The only thing the letter got right were the units of alcohol – and I lied about that anyway!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt STIR from the Ragtag Community.
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