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  • View author's info Author Posted on Jun 18, 2006 at 12:17 AM


    Are You All Right!! IF I hear this one more time I am going to go ballistic. This thread is dedicated to be my rant on being asked "Are You All Right??"

    As a few of you know, because you asked "Are You All Right" I have had kidney stones. For those that have not experienced the pain well I would recommend everyone try it just once. Oh an notice how many people ask "Are You All Right"

    I mean think about it, the triage nurse asked me, the nice little candy stripper, the nurse walks in and what do you think she asked "Are you all right?" Now why in the world would I be all right if I am in the Emergency Room?

    Now let's skip forward a couple hundred other well intentioned people that have IM'ed, emailed or called. Let's focus on THAT - NURSE! The one that pulled on THAT string connected to that STINT, stuck in my YAAAHhhOOOO. She yanks that string and asked "Are You All Right"

    Needless to say 2 hours later I am in the Emergency Room waiting my turn for a triage nurse when I pass out in pain. Now can you even guess what the first thing I hear "Are You All Right" - I am laying on the cold tile floor of the ER - am I OK???? It echooooed, I think 5 people must have asked me before someone with half a brain said I have something for that pain. - NOW I AM OK!!!

    Yes I am All Right, but my ureter has been to Hell and back. It has been blocked, poked, lasered, stinted and decides to SPASM. Life is good!

    BUT I AM OK. So don't ask! I feel so much better now.

    -D.
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  • View author's info Posted on Jan 22, 2007 at 10:18 AM


    Katie,
    Just seems like you have been trying to pass something painful here lately. So I thought of this post and just wanted to ask you one question:

    ARE YOU ALRIGHT?

    -d.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 11, 2006 at 01:56 AM


    Devoted2FindingU write:
    That gives me an idea. Bed N Brunch!

    Oh and what do tell would keep such lovely creatures in bed so late in the morning?

    -D.


    hot, steamy, all-day monkey sex.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 10, 2006 at 07:00 PM


    GrapesOfGoodHope write:

    Devo, now you've got me worried! You certainly lost more than some akward stone and you are definatly NOT ALL RIGHT!

    What kind of a naive question was that?!!!! Or are you just trying to be "cute"? If so, it does not wash; we all know you too well, you sex craving demon, you!


    Hope do not worry, I am Alright. Some even say mighty FINE. And yes cute too! lol.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 08, 2006 at 09:57 AM


    beautynbrains4u write:

    Yup, but the problem I have with Bed and Breakfast joints is that I rarely make it to breakfast ;))!!

    That gives me an idea. Bed N Brunch!

    Oh and what do tell would keep such lovely creatures in bed so late in the morning?

    -D.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 06, 2006 at 02:53 PM


    blondediversion write:
    And hasn't everyone noticed that servers do that all the time - ask you when your mouth is full?! As though we don't know why.....just so we can't say, w"ell, my steak isn't cooked exactly the way I wanted it."



    Trust me on this We train them to do that!! Servers actually try and make it to the table knowing your going to sound so funny trying to talk and eat. That and we really want you to slow down a chew your food properly just like grandma said to. Another favorite is to bring your food when you go to the bathroom. A special staff member is assigned to this specific task- watching to see if you get up and then yells to the chef to put your plate up NOW! "quick, quick they went to the loo" And if they still allow smoking we do that just to mess with them smokers. its this class We teach called Serving 101.

    lol...I thought so! We're all just there for your entertainment!

    Glad to help - and we leave them tips!

    And bnb, that's why I don't stay at B&B's too! If I'm paying for B&B I want my breakfast! Can I help it if I want it at say 10:30'ish or 11?! And I don't like those hotels that make you walk down somewhere in public - what, you're supposed to be up and dressed at 7am while on a vacation just to get a cup of coffee and a little food?! Sheesh....give me a hotel with room service...


    smiles
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 05, 2006 at 07:46 PM


    blondediversion write:

    Trust me on this We train them to do that!! Servers actually try and make it to the table knowing your going to sound so funny trying to talk and eat. That and we really want you to slow down a chew your food properly just like grandma said to. Another favorite is to bring your food when you go to the bathroom. A special staff member is assigned to this specific task- watching to see if you get up and then yells to the chef to put your plate up NOW! "quick, quick they went to the loo" And if they still allow smoking we do that just to mess with them smokers. its this class We teach called Serving 101.


    I was in a restraunt tonight and the waitress (who looked like Uncle Fester) brought the salad and bread at the same time. Guess what she asked before I could pick up a fork? Yep "Is everything OK".

    I would have asked the management to fire her but it looked like she had some very closely bred relatives working there as well.

    -D.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 04, 2006 at 01:57 PM


    And hasn't everyone noticed that servers do that all the time - ask you when your mouth is full?! As though we don't know why.....just so we can't say, w"ell, my steak isn't cooked exactly the way I wanted it."



    Trust me on this We train them to do that!! Servers actually try and make it to the table knowing your going to sound so funny trying to talk and eat. That and we really want you to slow down a chew your food properly just like grandma said to. Another favorite is to bring your food when you go to the bathroom. A special staff member is assigned to this specific task- watching to see if you get up and then yells to the chef to put your plate up NOW! "quick, quick they went to the loo" And if they still allow smoking we do that just to mess with them smokers. its this class We teach called Serving 101.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 04, 2006 at 11:37 AM


    Stats thank you. It was just one uterer and I am "MIGHTY FINE." I love your new pictures! Isn't it amazing the clarity of digital images. I mean you do an augmentation, reduction, augmentation. It is just amazing how big you can make your,, your

    eyes... h.o.l. (howling out loud!)

    Seriously, the pics are lovely.

    -D.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 04, 2006 at 11:35 AM


    BnB, I think of you fondly every time I pass a Bed & Breakfast. Anyway I do appreciate your humor. What Mencken probably did not consider as an alternative is the effectiveness of laying prone on an E.R. floor. As long as they have Demoral or Dilaudid I am not above a prone position.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 03, 2006 at 07:54 AM


    Devoted2FindingU write:

    OH NO Sharp, I will never go private with Cutiepie again. The last time I did she melted the wiring to my house. lol. Nope not again. Now if we were talking about you, well see my email.


    That makes it sound like things got pretty hot with cutiepie...was she mad at you? lol
    I saw you email, did you see mine? lol Just keeping it cool! lol
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 02, 2006 at 10:17 PM


    Devo my condolence to your ureters....
    But are they alright......LMAo
    The worse screaming i have heard has been from a man who had kidney stones. Everytime they traveled he would let out this blood curdling scream. We all felt so sorry for him. He eventually passed it but took 2 days and each of them you could hear his screams all over the floor. Pain med did very little. So i am glad those days are over for you Devo.

    I always wonder why as soon as you get your food served that the waitress/waiter asks "is it alright? Am i able to eat it to find out.....LOL
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 02, 2006 at 05:13 PM


    katiegrlK2B write:

    I'll bet, Red, that we're so busy trying to hide behind our napkin so we aren't talking with our mouths full that if we looked around, the other servers are probably howling with laughter and chalking up points for the most awkward looking, full-mouthed patron! LOL

    I know the feeling, Katie and Red. Why is it that as soon as you put a forkful of food in your maouth, the server decides to come over to ask if "you're all right". All you can do is look up with mouth full and nod or squeeze your liups together and go MMMMMhhhhhmmmm! LOL Same with the dentist. You got your mouth WIIIIIIIIIIIDE open, he asked you all right, and what're you gonna do???
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 02, 2006 at 03:23 PM


    sharp1 write:
    Hey Devo...I believe on the Candyman thread he created about him and katie it was determined that if a guy is going to invite someone to visit them it is only appropriate to do it privately via emails. Good luck!


    OH NO Sharp, I will never go private with Cutiepie again. The last time I did she melted the wiring to my house. lol. Nope not again. Now if we were talking about you, well see my email.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 02, 2006 at 02:37 PM


    Devoted2FindingU write:
    See Cutipie is all wind... Not a word from her when she has a chance. Matter of fact I have the next two weeks all by myself the kids are are Grandpa's. So what do you say Cutiepie...

    .

    Katie I like your ureter too!


    HA! Brilliant! LOFLMFAO!!!!!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 02, 2006 at 01:42 AM


    RapturousRed write:
    And hasn't everyone noticed that servers do that all the time - ask you when your mouth is full?! As though we don't know why.....just so we can't say, w"ell, my steak isn't cooked exactly the way I wanted it."

    But then after seeing that movie, "Restaurant" (I think....), one has to be very careful of what you say if you don't want foreign objects or other matter in your food!


    I'll bet, Red, that we're so busy trying to hide behind our napkin so we aren't talking with our mouths full that if we looked around, the other servers are probably howling with laughter and chalking up points for the most awkward looking, full-mouthed patron! LOL
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 01, 2006 at 05:36 PM


    Devoted2FindingU write:

    See Cutipie is all wind... Not a word from her when she has a chance. Matter of fact I have the next two weeks all by myself the kids are are Grandpa's. So what do you say Cutiepie...

    .

    Katie I like your ureter too!


    Hey Devo...I believe on the Candyman thread he created about him and katie it was determined that if a guy is going to invite someone to visit them it is only appropriate to do it privately via emails. Good luck!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 01, 2006 at 03:51 PM


    devoted2findingu write:

    Cutie you want to find out? I have the first week of Aug off with no destination determined yet. Now we will see who BLOWS smoke....

    Katie don't encourage her! She is BAD enough. lol.

    Now you guys look at how sweet BlndEinstein has been to me maybe I need to go over to Eastpointe instead.

    -D.

    See Cutipie is all wind... Not a word from her when she has a chance. Matter of fact I have the next two weeks all by myself the kids are are Grandpa's. So what do you say Cutiepie...

    .

    Katie I like your ureter too!
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 01, 2006 at 03:47 PM


    BlndEinstein write:
    No, actually I WAS feeling very sympathetic for the man! I have seen what they go through, as have you, but we women are basically born into intense pain. Once our female friend decides to bless our lives we are introduced to horrific cramps and a complete upset of our mental and physical existence. Men don't experience anything like that and unless a girl or another boy decides to brace their knee into his groin, he only has the feeling of joy from that particular part of anatomy. lol I can't imagine having only good thoughts from a particular area then experiencing a hell like that. YIKES! We women are just used to the pain because of how life starts. Studies have even shown that women's physical bodies have a much greater pain threshold then that of a man's. So it's only natural we would handle it better. I pray I never experience them, though, because I have been told by the women I encountered they'd rather have another child then go through those again. That's a scary thought all in itself, but at least with child birthing you get an epi before it ever really gets too bad. Thank god! lol


    Well finally one nice LADY among you, you, you WOMEN... HA. lmaof.

    BlondE thanks, by the way call me Don or better still for dinner. lol.
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 30, 2006 at 02:21 AM


    katiegrlK2B write:
    Devo Dawg ... I wanted to tell you about an "Are you alright" thing I encountered tonight!

    I went into this sweet little Greek restaurant on Queen East called Karas for dinner. I ordered tsaziki, lamb and roasted potatoes. I was in mid-chew when the waitress comes up to me and asks, "Are you alright?"

    I nodded and she left. Then I started to laugh to myself and think of you. I wanted to call her back after I swallowed and ask,

    "Why did you ask that? Was I unconsciously gagging, or something? Like, was my face turning blue or was tsaziki drooling down my neck and into my cleavage?"

    What a nuts thing to ask a patron of a restaurant! What is so difficult about remembering, "Can I get you anything?" or "Can I get you anything else?"

    She went around to each of her customers, asking that! She asked a guy that had just stuffed half a head of lettuce in his gob if he was alright. He looked at her pleadingly as if to say, "Could you come back in five minutes, after I've chewed all of this salad up inside my mouth before you ask me that again?"

    She came back and asked me again. It was like a second after I had poinged a bit of potato off my table and she scared the bejeepers outa me, sneaking up on me like that, so I asked for a coffee just to send her away.

    When it came time to pay and leave though ... she was feeling "alright." I'm a generous tipper.
    ;)

    And hasn't everyone noticed that servers do that all the time - ask you when your mouth is full?! As though we don't know why.....just so we can't say, w"ell, my steak isn't cooked exactly the way I wanted it."

    But then after seeing that movie, "Restaurant" (I think....), one has to be very careful of what you say if you don't want foreign objects or other matter in your food!
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