Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Oh that lovely appointment...

We all have to do it once a year. You know what I'm talking about! In honor of my appointment yesterday I thought I would revisit an oldie but goodie! This story has been circulating the net for several years...but it's pretty funny and so I thought I'd share. Enjoy!

let's be clear.... THIS IS NOT MY STORY!!

I was due later that week for an appointment with the gynecologist when early one morning I received a call from his office: I had been rescheduled for early that morning at 9:30am. I had just packed everyone off to work and school and it was around 8:45 already.

The trip to his office usually took about 35 minutes so I didn't have any time to spare. As most women do, I'm sure, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn't going to be able to make the full effort. So I rushed upstairs, threw off my dressing gown, wet the washcloth and gave myself a wash in "that area" in front of the sink, taking extra care to make sure that I was presentable.

I threw the washcloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment. I was in the waiting room only a few minutes when he called me in. Knowing the procedure, as I am sure you all do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended I was in Hawaii or some other place a million miles away from here. I was a little surprised when he said:

"My...we have taken a little extra effort this morning, haven't we?" but I didn't respond. The appointment over, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home. The rest of the day went normal, some shopping, cleaning and the evening meal, etc.

At 8:30 that evening my 14 year old daughter was fixing to go to a school dance, when she called down from the bathroom, "Mom - where's my washcloth?" I called back for her to get another from the cabinet.

She called back, "No - I need the one that was here by the sink. It had all my glitter and sparkles in it."


  1. Hey Shannon! Great job on the SITS site! It looks amazing! I just randomly clicked the "specifics" link on your housebuilding adventure, and wow, you are one ambitious lady! It is incredible, I'd love to see some update pics now that you have been there a while! :)

  2. This is great...I had one of "those" appointments earlier in the week, so this really hit home! I left the sparkles at home though!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. I have heard a version of this. Funny! :0) Found you on Sits. Nice blog!

  4. The funniest thing ever .....Thank you for the laugh!! I needed it!!!

  5. I think that story is soo funny. I used to work for an OBGYN & yes, we all do take a little extra time. Funny.


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