I’m hoping everyone had a good Christmas today. Or, happy holiday, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or whatever floats your boat. Be grateful you are alive and have a roof over your head. For many this year, things are a bit blue with the economy so bad. And while there is obviously hope for the future, it is hard to be optimistic when you aren’t sure where you next meal might come from. If you are reading this, I’m sending you well wishes and warm fuzzy feelings.
Beyond a very peculiar occurrence yesterday morning it was a pretty uneventful day. The day started with a flurry of text messages from friends and family exchanging holiday wishes. Knowing the gym was closed, I laid my ass in bed until the desire for food finally forced me outdoors.
While I’m walking down to the ‘hood to get some grub, I did have a very odd experience. I’m crossing at the crosswalk when a giant suburban pulls up, the guy whistles and asks directions to the nearest hospital. Being a typical control freak, I couldn’t just answer. lol I asked what the emergency was as it might change his destination.1 He seemed very reticent so I volunteered that I was an EMT. At that point, his face beamed and he spilled his guts in a flurry of parental worry. It seems his 20 year old daughter (sitting in the back) was experiencing…wait for it…wait for it….are you ready…anal bleeding. OH yes, you read it right. I admit I was a little surprised. Of course, I had very negative thoughts but seeing his whole family piled in with him and no signs of emotional distress, any ideas of foul play quickly evaporated. I spoke to the young lady and discussed the problem. She was more embarrassed than anything, not that I blame her. Anyway, after some questions and more assurances, I was confident she wasn’t in immediate danger and directed them on their way. I walked away almost laughing at the oddity of the situation. Seriously, what are the odds? I was still giggling as I woofed down my lunch and headed back home to get ready for work.
And how was your holiday?
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