Attention Shoppers
Thursday October 19th 2006, 9:29 pm
Filed under: Knit

{The nurse didn’t get the cultural reference.} Attention K Mart shoppers! We have a blue head special on aisle f. Aisle f.

I exchanged a few pleasantries with a staff member yesterday, who then wished me “have a good day, sir.”
Ouch.
So today I teased a few long curls out of my dressing. Promptly a nurse showed up to rewrap my head in a new color and tucked the hair out of sight again. Thus the K Mart bluehead special. Blue headed Alison I took my cell phone {do you see the level of self defense rising} and went to my blog. Which, by the way, I can post to from here but I can’t sign in and I can’t enter any comments to. Anyway. I went to the photo at the top of the page and held it out to the next nurse that came in. She stopped herself in mid exclamation of “Oh, she’s pretty!” Realising that I was all but bursting out laughing that yeah, um, that would be me, thanks. She was wonderful the last two days, and she really admired the blue alpaca silk I was knitting up. So tonight as she was signing out from work she found herself, to her surprise, learning about rinsing lace and laying it out flat for the night for the diamond pattern to emerge. Oh, and scissors to snip the yarn ends. I know from three years ago that if I ask to borrow a pair of scissors in a hospital there will be a $90 charge for surgical scissors on my bill…and I just don’t quite love her that much. Syoy: snip your own yarn.
Man, it felt good to watch her dancing away happy. (Hubby updated to undo awful mobile formating and add phone photo as requested.)


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The blue dear…stick with the blue…you look so much better than with the black…perhaps this unit needs us all to make them a few more colorful head gear for their patients…ask the nurses…we can do it…

Comment by Betsy 10.20.06 @ 2:03 pm

It’s a pretty blue hat! Good to see you knitting. Take care.

Comment by Mary Anne 10.20.06 @ 3:51 pm

Actually, the first one was dark purple; chalk it up to cellphone cameras. But black and orange for Halloween, that would be great, don’tcha think? Someone walked by my room wrapped in bright red, and waved hi on his way by.

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You have the greatest sense of humor!! Thanks for sharing this story!

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