Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Passing The Time Productively...!
Like I told you yesterday, I had to go to the VA for some blood test.
There was a very long wait because of the number of patients, so all of us waiting had to come up with some way to pass the time! Some of those waiting were with companions so they could carry on a conversation, some just carried on a conversation with themselves...which is not an uncommon sight at the VA.
Many that had books read, some napped, and more than a few of us just sort of stared off into space! Again, staring off into space is not uncommon in the waiting room at VA.
One thing about just staring blankly off into space, it allows you to mentally come up with some strange thoughts that you can share with those friends and family that are someplace other than the waiting room at the VA. Trust me...sharing strange thoughts with the folks at the VA could lead to a more extended stay, perhaps in a room with some nice soft padding on the walls!
Now that we are miles away from those nice folks at the VA, I thought I might share some of the things I came up with, while staring off into space in the blood lab waiting room. Just a few definitions that might be of interest to some of you.
A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
A place where women curl up and dye.
Someone who is fed up with people.
The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
Mud with the juice squeezed out.
Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
A person who will never tell a lie if the truth will do more damage.
Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
A female moth.
An insect that makes you like flies better.
Grape with a sunburn.
Something you tell to one person at a time.
A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
The pain that drives you to extraction.
One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.
An honest opinion openly expressed.
Something other people have. You have character lines.
Now, before you get all worried about me and break out the white jackets with their funny fit, I should mention that I don't think I made all these up on my own! I'm pretty sure that I've heard most of them somewhere else and just recalled them as I sat passing the time by blankly staring into space as I waited my turn in the waiting room at the VA.
They may, in fact, have been quietly whispered to me by the voices I sometimes hear while blankly...well, you know the rest! Just wanted you to know, OK?
Now, how about some fresh coffee in the kitchen? I'll tell you the latest joke the voices told me!