Friday, April 11, 2008

Gee, People are Swell! (Part II)

As we have established, my wife's outer beauty is temporarily impacted by recent facial surgery. There's the swelling and the stitches....way out in front, right there on her nose. This was not cosmetic surgery. There was Something There that had to be removed before it became Something Much Worse.
She has remarkable self confidence. This is illustrated by the fact that, despite her post-operative situation, she determined it was necessary to make a trip to the grocery store. She found what she needed and went to the checkout stand. The clerk dutifully scanned her items, bagged them and accepted payment.
As my wife was turning to leave, the checkout lady took one more look at her and said, "Ma'am, I sure hope you get to feeling better soon."
As a testament to my wife's remarkable good nature, she laughed and said, "Me, too. Thanks."
This is not in the same ballpark as the Great Human Bodypart in the pulmonologist's waiting room. In fact, I'm sure the young grocer girl was expressing compassion. I just wonder what kind of conclusion she had drawn.
Man, I hope things get back to normal around here soon.

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