- Should I make a single batch of banana bread or a double?
- Double, of course. We have enough bananas. Do you even need to ask?
- It’s raining outside. Can I accomplish any garden tasks in the rain?
- No, silly. Get the laundry done and play in the kitchen, instead. Did I hear someone say banana bread?
- Big headline in the newspaper about a state level politician reaching his tipping point. What’s the book I’m currently reading?
- The Tipping Point, of course. It’s on my table in the den.
- “Mom, you have banana bread in the oven. Why are you making bread in the bread machine?”
- Why not? That wasn’t a good enough answer, apparently. The real answer came from Chuck: “It’s raining outside, so Mom can’t work in the garden. She needs to use her energy in the kitchen instead.” ‘Tis true. Very true.
- I had a message from the Clinic That Shall Not Be Named with a subject line How Are you Doing? and the name of my family doc listed as “from”. How am I doing?
- Well, Clinic, I was misled for a moment and thought someone actually cared to follow up with me. But when a message is extremely generic and is signed “The Clinic Physicians”? Somehow, I don’t feel obligated to answer.
- So, Daisy, what was this generic message from the Clinic That Shall Not Be Named?
- Here’s the actual text:
Thank you for your recent visit. Because we care about you, please take a moment to tell us how you are doing. If you were prescribed any medications, please let us know how they are working or if you have any financial issues affording them.
Do you have any other questions since your last visit?
Thank you for your time.
- How tacky can this clinic get?
- Don’t answer that. I don’t want to know.