Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Not exactly what you want to hear from the nurse who is holding the flu shot needle that is protruding from your arm.

"Oops?! What exactly you mean by Oops!?" I ask, as the needle is withdrawn from my arm, and the blood begins to drip from my now-forming wound.

"Well..." the nurse says, as I turn away from the long line of my students who are watching their brave teacher get a flu shot before them. "I think that's going to leave a bruise."

A bruise. A lump. A puncture wound. An incapacitated left arm.

I deflated the nurse's tires as I left the parking lot. I feel much better.


Allison said...

Ouch! If it makes you feel better, she redeemed herself. Mine was perfect--no bruise, no pinch of the needle. Nice bruise though and a good story to tell. Only to you Brenda...just like getting a nice shiny toy semi at the staff picnic!

The Yeadons said...

Now you just have to make up some cool story to go along with your battle wound!
Next time- see if you can go with the nasal spray :) the kid infront of me actually giggled when he got it and I doubt there is any chance of bruising!