This is a repost from my CaringBridge site. I have been looking for a way to lighten up a bit my ever busy life looking after my immediate and extended family from afar. Writing is also another way of unwinding so I will start documenting here later, as my time permits, the work I do so you get to understand and appreciate what I go through daily in performing my job as a full time long distance family administrator. That’s a job title my husband has given me after I resigned from my day job as a School Nurse back in June 2002. Lately, he added a new title, a virtual social worker, as he is a witness to all my daily activities and a big help, he is in allowing me to perform my job very well. He is, you see, my main provider for all my logistics needs. The second part of my story I started the last entry will have to be delayed a bit, although I already wrote more than half of it. I was actually intending to post everything I wrote then but the story was quite long so I decided to cut it short and post the rest as a Part 2. It may even be extended to Part 3. Anyway, here is something which I know will give you some amusement. . .
This incident happened in May 2006. I went to a dentist to complain about a swollen gum. Thinking that a wisdom tooth could be the culprit, but unsure, the lady dentist ordered for an X-ray of my teeth. Off I went to Dai’ya Clinic where the X-ray section was located. As soon as the technician saw me – about 20 minutes after I’ve given my order form – he instructed me to remove my pair of earrings and necklace.
While removing one pair of the earrings, I asked him if I should remove my hearing aids, too. I saw the look of curiosity in his eyes as he observed me remove my hearing aid from my left ear and put it on the table atop a piece of tissue. Then I noticed he looked surprised when he saw me remove the other hearing aid from my right ear. With both hearing aids off my ear, I then informed him that I practically am not hearing anything so if he needed to give me further instruction, he should tap my shoulder and make some motion.
As I was preparing to position myself in the X-ray machine, I remembered my upper seven-dispersed-porcelain-tooth denture and asked the tech if I should remove it as well. I can’t explain the expression on his face but he sure looked odd as he observed me remove my denture and put it among my earlier removed gadgets on the table. While being positioned on the X-ray machine, I felt his tap on my right shoulder. I turned my head towards his direction and I saw him motioning something in front of his eyes. Then he pointed at my pair of glasses and saw him saying something. I couldn’t hear him, remember?
‘Ah my glasses! Of course I have to remove it as well,” I said, getting amused that time with the look on his face. He must have thought me weird!
I was in fact silently laughing while he took the X-ray as I imagined a scene in my mind. What if I had artificial eyes? I would have them removed as well, wouldn’t I? The right eye then the left eye . . . Then if I did, the technician will surely faint this time! Ha!Ha!Ha!