Friday, February 05, 2010

Pain

Yesterday was an interesting day.

When I got to work there was an e-mail from a friend’s husband to say that their baby had been born. He weighed just under 11lbs. I’m not sure that I want to hear the story of that birth…

I then phoned to ask for an update on my pension, as I don’t think I have had an update in years. This was both a good thing and a bad thing. It highlighted that they had managed to ‘mislay’ 13 years of my pension contributions. But they are now going to look for them – and hopefully find them.

After lunch I went into the kitchen to make a cup of tea and this woman that I hardly know (I might have said hello to her once or twice) started to tell me about how a couple of days ago she got a small insect bite when she was in the garden and it had turned into a massive infection. THEN, she undid her trousers and pulled them down a bit and proceeded to show me the infection. It did indeed look very, very nasty and I would never have understood how bad it was without seeing it, but there was nothing right about that scenario! I really need to stop asking people how they are.

4 comments:

Claire Wilson said...

What do you say to something like that?!

And I can't imagine producing a baby that size... oh. Ouch. I don't even want to try to imagine!

Kahless said...

Ooooohhhh, ouch.

My mum tends to be inappropriate. She had breast cancer a number of years ago and she was staying with us one night and she decided to lift up her top and show Mrs K her breast scars. I didnt witness it cos I ran for the hills!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Pulling the trousers down in the kitchen... hmmm.....

Never mind.

Random Reflections said...

CW - I went for the "gosh that really is awful, isn't it!" approach whilst hoping the whole experience would end as soon as possible.

Having spoken to my friend tonight, I think ouch is rather an understatement...

Kahless - Yet more evidence of why you are perhaps better to keep your mum at a distance. I am sure that there are many things one never needs to see. Mrs K has experienced one of those moments.

anothercookiecrumbles - I have tried to cast if from my mind. On Friday she told me that the bite has now burst. I congratulated her and changed the subject rather rapidly.