Tuesday, September 16, 2008

No stupid stories for a while...

I had shoulder surgery last Tuesday and will be away from work for a couple of months. So, unless some idiot comes in my house and does something really stupid in my living room (just standing between me and my TV during a Law & Order rerun might qualify), I'll have nothing for you for a while...
But - one last tale before I go... DESPITE the sign in the pharmacy that says - in RED letters - not to call me during my medical leave if problems arise, I got called by work 4 of the first 5 days post op... The first call was less than 24 hours after surgery.... I know my techs are smarter than that - they must have just missed the sound of my voice.....

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Stupid drivers

This rant about stupid people has no bearing on anything medical or pharmacy related, but I just had to get it out of my system....
I was driving on a highway that I not-so-affectionately refer to as "the autobahn" the other day. It seems that every other driver on that road thinks it's a racetrack! I can be going 5 over the speed limit, and people still pass me like I'm standing still... Well, here I am, going about 62mph, in the right lane, minding my own business. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, this red blur of a BMW zooms up on my left, and decides to merge into my lane when his passenger door is about even with my front tire. I nearly rolled my SUV when I had to swerve really hard onto the shoulder just to avoid being hit. I was shaking like a leaf, and thought for sure my heart was going to pound out of my chest!!! I called 911, and reported this jackass of an aggressive driver. Apparently, a lot of other people called 911, too, because just as I approached the exit I needed, I saw the beemer pulled over by 3 state troopers. I stopped on the shoulder, and used every ounce of self control not to run back to this guy's car and punch him in the face. I gave my report to the troopers, but all they could do was cite him for going 80mph in a 60mph zone - they didn't see him run me off the road... But, one of these days, one will, and he'll be sittin' in a jail cell for a while.
So - for all you drivers in such a hurry to get somewhere - don't be STUPID and try to kill someone in the process!