Friday, February 19, 2010

May I? Or....May-or?

At the beginning of my hospital stay, post-surgery, one of my nurses came in my room, introduced herself, and told me she would be my charge nurse for the next four days.  We visited a little bit, and then she said...”I need to ask you something, seriously.”
Me:  Okay.
Nurse:  Will you tell me the truth?
Me:  Of course,
Nurse:  There’s a rumor that you’re going to run for mayor of Midland.
Me:  Me? (I look at TMIL, and we burst out in laughter.) I think you’re mistaken.
Nurse:  No, seriously, that’s what they said during reports.
ThatManILove and I assured her that we were considering doing nothing of the sort.
Later, my brother Scott comes in.  I told him what happened, and asked him what’s up with the rumor, and he said that when the surgery team put me in my first (small) room, my friends teased them that I would have more visitors than the mayor.
We fought that rumor the entire hospitalization - but we were sure treated well!
Today, one of my friends called.  She and her husband own a local chiropractic clinic.
One of their friends was one of the charge nurses on my floor, and told them she had really enjoyed getting to visit with TMIL and myself.
And then, she said, “So, really, when is she going to announce her candidacy for mayor of Midland?”
Lord help me, this one's gonna take a while to die down - at least amongst the medical community.


19 comments:

Sarah Lulu said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. xx

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

And they smile.
Charity done.
Thanks for all your visit. Sorry unable to visit your post/s as I am on-tour. Will visit for sure whenever I am free.

♥Georgie♥ said...

LOL LOVE this story Janie!!! I think you would make a great mayor!
Hope you are recovering well and I just know you will be back hitting the pavement in no time!

Joanie M said...

Like you don't have enough on your plate. Glad to see your recovery is going well, Mrs Mayor, ma'am.

Miss Emily said...

You would so totally win if you did ru :-)

Miss Emily said...

I meant "run"!

Pam said...

Well, of course you should be mayor of Midland...I'm sure there is no one who is as remotely qualified to keep all the plates spinning and do near the job you would do! I imagine you would have things pretty straightened out at City Hall post haste, too! I say, Janie for Mayor!;)

Gwynne said...

Well, why not?! You'd be a terrific mayor! Sounds like you've got the momentum going. :-)

Pearl said...

Janie for President!

:-)

Pearl

♥ Braja said...

Yeah I'm with Pearl: JANIE FOR PRESIDENT!!

What? You're way better looking than that Obama :))

Wolfy said...

Throw your hat in the ring, Janie.

And whenever you have a difficult decision to make - ask all your Blog Followers - we're always good for an opinion!

Wolfy

Suzy said...

I think you SHOULD run for Mayor. You'd be terrific at it!

larshannon said...

I'd vote for you. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Vodka Mom said...

do it! I would totally vote for you!!!

i beati said...

did you tell them you simply do not have time to be mayor?? hahaah

J.P. said...

Your Honor ... I want a day named after me and the key to the city ... lol

Snappy Di said...

LOL Oh ya, rumors sometimes never, ever go away. You may be in for a long haul with this one!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

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Warped Mind of Ron said...

Heck... Go for it!! I mean you already are getting advertising for free!