Saturday, April 13, 2019

Just What the Doctor Ordered...

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So after yesterday's ultra-serious post (BTW, great comments folks) I felt the need for a little levity. Fortunately Aaron, of Sticks, Stories, and Scotch has a link on the sidebar over at his place which caught my eye. I mean I was awfully grumpy yesterday for a number of reasons (lack of sleep, I am generally crabby on Fridays when I have to work, and I think my shorts were just too tight, oops, TMI).

I headed on over to Dr. Grumpy's place to see if I could fix what ailed me (the crabbiness, though I wasn't cranky, I leave that to Joe). Doc had just what I needed, I mean this guy has been at this blogging thing for a long time and he is an actual doctor (neurologist) and he is extraordinarily funny.

So funny that I went to the beginning of his blog and started going through the whole thing. Kept me in stitches it did (pun intended) and I got a prescription for Sarcasma, to treat something from which I have suffered for years, VHS. Well, I didn't suffer from it, many of my colleagues did. The upside is that I don't get invited to many meetings. (For "meeting" read "massive wastes of time.")

Check out the doc, he's got something to brighten your day.






50 comments:

  1. NOW I find out about this, could have used it back when I was working, those co-workers....!! Retirement cures a lot of these problems, one embezzler, one drunk, several philanderers, buncha dumazzers, small wonder my eyeballs bled at times.....wait.......wut...... I was the problem? Couple good links there to peruse, thanks Sarge.

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  2. I don’t know who’s worse, co-workers or customers, at setting me off.
    I only know for sure that I have the only real solution.
    That doesn’t make it any better.
    Retirement has alleviated it some.

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    1. Fortunately for me, I work with fellow sufferers from VHS.

      It's hysterical some days.

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    2. I expect customers to be unedumacated about the wonders and powers of whatever company I am/was/will be working for. When dealing with cow-orkers, that's a different matter.

      Yes, having lost a nice position because my AA with heavy science (almost a BS) wasn't good enough in a technical marketing position (dealing with science and stuff) in comparison to a BA in interior decorating (well, she WAS decorative, as in fluff...,) somedays I just don't understand people...

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    3. In my chosen field, the customers are very well-educated, as are the engineers on my end. It's the management types on both sides who are often clueless but think they know what they're doing.

      I have worked retail, what a horror show.

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    4. Oh, this was for the only US rechargeable battery manufacturer, way back when they still manufactured rechargeables in the US. Strictly technical marketing, dealing with major manufacturers and other people on technical matters. Over the phone or by mail. So, of course, looks was one of the requirements... Not that I'm ugly, just my moobs are unattractive I guess...

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    5. Yes, looks. Don't get me started...

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    6. I thought technical marketing was where you called this Apple/Mac household and insisted that you be allowed to fix my windows computer.

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  3. But, but, I relish my condition. Why would I want to cure it?

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  4. Yes, I totally second Dr. Grumpy. I have been reading his stuff for years. My husband hates it when I do as I laugh so hard I cry some days. In the days of old, when George Washington was president, Jesus was a little boy, and dinosaurs wandered the earth, I worked (for 10 years) in a doctor's office/clinic setting. I know for a fact the doctor doesn't need to make up any of his comments, just change the names. We often said we should write a book...

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    1. PS: Possible cure for your crankiness Sarge--boxers instead of briefs. Lets the boys air out. All I'm saying....

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    2. As to boxers...

      Can't abide 'em, the "shorts too tight" thing wasn't meant to be taken literally. Tried 'em once, didn't care for 'em.

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    3. This discussion (undershorts) was fought well and valiantly over at extexanwannabe a week or so ago. And I still abide by my suggestion. Cotton (with some spandex) stretch boxer-briefs. Holds the boys high and tight and stops that annoying pendulum issue, with leggings to keep chafing down (stops that annoying "I just rode 40 miles on a horse" look) and doesn't show underwear lines (kinda commandoing commando.) Buy them larger than you think, and et voila, problem solved for most purposes.

      Hey, you're the one that invoked the rule of TMI, which is once someone TMIs, then others will attempt to over-TMI the TMI.

      Plus, new underwear can be a good thing, once you wash out the formaldehyde...

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    4. From the new underwear (it's an insecticide.)

      If you were thinking of stealing underwear from corpses, well, ick.

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    5. Beans the 1st - I knew I was walking into a minefield when I wrote that, yet I did it anyway.

      My bad.

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    6. Beans the 2nd - I, uh, well...

      Never mind.

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    7. OldAFSarge the 1st - well, good underwear are needed when walking in a minefield.

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    8. OldAFSarge the 2nd - well, theft from bodies is a thing, just make sure that used clothing is laundered before you wear it.

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    9. Armored underwear is the best.

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    10. Pendulum issue? Now you’re bragging!

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    11. I wasn't going to say anything...

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    12. As to armored underwear, I'm big on athletic supporters with cups during any potentially hazardous activity, like yard work, working around small children, fighting...

      As to pendulum issues, even a small pendulum swinging can be an issue. One doesn't want to expand his horizons during a business function, if you know what I mean. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more, Squire, say no more...

      Having the undercarriage tucked up and chafe-guards installed is why I love boxer-briefs. So there.

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    13. Well, hopefully we've exhausted that topic.

      ;)

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    14. OK, we've officially set a new low bar for sophomoric humor. I didn't think mine from last week could go any lower, but Beans replied with "Hold my beer".

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  5. for humor, knuckledraggin.com has some great gifs. Some make me cringe, others make me burst out laughing. As here, I make it a point to stop by it daily. - Barry

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    1. And... Florida Man...

      It pains me to read those entries. Though the nice thing about Florida Man is often he is a transplant from a northern or western state, so he's (Florida Man) is not a born-in-Florida man.

      I have, cough-cough, never ever commented there... as Beans...

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  6. Be careful if you are prescribed Sarcasma and Fuckitol at the same time. Your cow-orkers and management types won't survive the experience.

    (sorry for the cursish word, but it's funny, right?)

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    1. Your comments about your cow-orkers were very moooving. I am happy to sea that you grabbed the bull by the horns and brought forth this tail. That you don't hide your wit is refreshing.

      Paul

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    2. Beans - Isn't it spelled "Fukitol?"

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    3. PLQ - Don't encourage him! OMG, I can barely wait to see Beans' next post...

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    4. Yes, "Fukitol." Dang it.

      And as to what PLQ said, I'll try to steer this conversation in a different direction, maybe corral my natural tendencies. Though those tendencies are kind of my brand.

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    5. Head 'em up, move 'em out. RAWHIDE!

      Paul

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    6. Rolling, rolling, rolling....

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  7. I am so sorry I was too busy this weekend to follow this post - could have used the levity, sophomoric as it was. Just Classic Chant! For those medically inclined, read "The House of God". An oldiie but goodie, should be required reading for anyone working in health care. And thanks for the link to Dr Grumpy!
    And yes, Sarge, the "Guys" comprising the commentariat are really "special" - and I mean that in a very complimentary fashion, no Sarcasma involved!

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    1. You threw me by putting special in quotes...

      Thanks Tom.

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