Wednesday, October 10, 2007

One Mean Man

By way of background info for this tale of character flaw, you need to know that among the indignities I suffered in recent months was the loss of the right "great" toe. While this probably ends any chance I ever had to be a place kicker, it otherwise is a "so what".

I was lying in bed in a hospital watching TV. Into my room ( a single) came a cleaning lady carrying a very long pole with a duster at one end. She proceeded to dust the corner between the wall and the ceiling where spider webs can appear. When she came to the TV she dusted the screen. In the process, the end of the pole hit my foot, startling me. I made some sort of sound and she realized what she had done. Her hands covered her face and in her broken English, she repeated over and over, "I sorry, I sorry." I told her it was all right, that she didn't know what she had really done. I brought my foot out from under the covers. She saw the gap once occupied by a toe as I said,"You knocked off my toe". She shrieked again until she saw me laughing. Finally, she joined me in laughing, but she left the room and I never saw her again. The spiders had free rein from then on.

I know, no need to tell me how mean that was. But It was a good laugh, even if it came with guilt feelings.

6 comments:

kenju said...

Oh, you ARE mean! LOL

I lost 1/4 of my left big toe in an accident 30+ years ago. It doesn't affect my walking at all. Will the loss of yours be a problem when you walk?

Bharathis said...

Actually no person with a sense of humour, (like you)can resist the chance the cleaning lady gave!

Archana said...

LOL :-) - thats funny! I bet the cleaning lady told the story at her dinner table and laughed!

Marilyn said...

Sorry I've been AWOL--just getting caught up on my blog-reading. It's nice to hear that with everything you've been through recently your sense of humor survived intact. ;)

Heather said...

I stumbled upon your blog and this truly made me laugh out loud. What a great sense of humor in light of your plight. God Bless you :)

Nikki-ann said...

Mean, but funny! :D