Class, Thy Name is Bug

Yesterday my boss’s wife called & as usual I answered his phone. I’ve never met her, but I really like her a lot. We dish about his foibles (of course, he can hear my end of the conversation so I dish gently). She asked about my surgery & had a horror story about a coworker who took six months to recover completely (thanks!). I told her that I would consider my recovery complete when I am able to raise my arm straight up in the air and shave under there. Yes, indeed, I told my boss’s wife that my goal is to shave under my arms.

Because I’m classy like that.

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  1. Was she speechless or did she giggle? After all, she is also a woman, I usually treat them as friends, too!
    Hey, you lived in Zambia?! How amazing! what were you doing there?

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  2. You do live dangerously Bug m'dear.

    How are you doing now that your shoulder pain problem has been fixed?

    BTW, I forwarded a comment from one of your followers, Jeninacide I think it was, to my daughter. It was about having an appendicectomy. I did this because my daughter has been worried and in pain for many weeks after her doctor said he located a 'mass' in the uterus/ovary area. She underwent a surgical investigation about 5 or 6 weeks ago which found no 'mass' - great relief all round, but the pain persisted. On Thursday she had an emergency operation to remove her appendix. The pain just disappeared. She is so happy again; 100% better. We are all so upset that the original 'diagnosis' was so wide of the mark, causing much distress to her and all who love her.

    Just thought I'd mention it; I'm so happy that all is well now.

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  3. Wow Philip that's SCARY! You don't want to mess around with an inflamed appendix...

    Angela - she laughed - but I still felt foolish.

    I worked for the Baptist Mission in Zambia (it was a mission program for Southern Baptists in the US). I was the secretary/bookkeeper. I think everyone should live in Africa for just a little bit - it creates a whole new world view. I'll possibly do a series of posts, but my pictures are all in a giant album (this was pre-digital).

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  4. At least the lady was amused. Glad you're back at work, anyway. Don't overdo it, though, eh?

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  5. Don had the rotator cuff surgery, and I must say he's doing great now. It took about six months I'd say. Sorry, but the first three weeks were the worst by far.

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  6. LOL I have no "filter" either, it's okay, it makes us...interesting. :oP

    Oh how I needed the laugh! You blog was the first one I hit after I saved and closed (hopefully for the last time!) the church newletter editor. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  7. Oh, yes, I'm apt to reveal the most personal things about myself.

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  8. It was women talk, so the shaving thing was not out of place.

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  9. LOL! That makes for a good story. Hopefully she laughed.

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  10. Honesty is a value Bug.

    Now I just hope she doesn't come around to check under your armpits to see how you're doing!

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  11. It's good to have goals. Makes you executive material. :)

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  12. "Class" is highly overrated. And, on that note...I remember being able to lift my arm for the first time after my shoulder surgery. (It had been about a month) I was absolutley mortified about what I saw under there. I'm a daily shaver and as hairless as a chihuahua and it darn near gave me heart palpitations. I'm rooting for a fast recovery so you can get under there and take care of business!

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  13. Ha! I love it. A man has two wives, his wife and his secretary. Usually a man is terrified when his two "wives" get together.

    I'm glad to hear your shoulder is getting better.

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  14. Happy to hear you are recovering nicely. I have been driving a church member back and forth to her rehabs for shoulder therapy. Sounds very painful..ouch.
    I think ladies with a great sense of humor have ALOT of class!

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  15. My husband's assistant talks to both me, and my mother-in-law when she calls. She's a lot of fun, but my husband does think it's hilarious that now his mom is more likely to have a long chat with MJ than she is with her son.

    I personally think it is absolutely marvelous that you said that. It's life, it can get a little hairy, after all!

    Philip, I'm glad your daughter is okay, but that must have been frightening.

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