Funny story. When I was taking my first pre-nursing courses, assessment to be precise... I was practicing with a fellow student and taking a health history. When I got to the bowel movement section, she stated she typically went once/day. I was rather sarcastic, and somewhat of a trouble-maker
, so I said, "actually, you should go more than twice per day." She reacted by stating, "that's not true, I'm going to go ask the instructor." Well the instructor started talking in general about constipation views differing between allopathic (medical) doctors and naturopaths (yes this is a traditional nursing program).
Later that day, I spoke to an older lady friend of mine and told her I wanted to talk to a friend of mine who lives in Seattle. He is a vegan and a health nut. The next night, my phone rang. I answered and upon hearing his voice stated, "I was just talking about you...how many times do you poop a day?" He laughed and said once or twice. I stated, "I knew it...and then I explained what had happened in school." Then I sat on my bed and proceeded to talk about myself for 15 minutes...all about my grades, and how I was doing, etc. Me me me. Finally, I told him I was considering quiting my massage position at a spa I was working for. That's when he said, "I have been meaning to talk to you about that...how does that work?" And I responded with, "how does what work?" "Massage...how much does it cost, etc."
At that point, I started panicing from my head down my body. My friend in
Seattle gets professional therapeutic massages all of the time...why would he be asking me questions. I also realized that suddenly, his voice sounded different. So I asked, "who is this?"
It turned out to be my son's boyscout leader (I had talked with him twice). I just rolled on the floor laughing for 20 minutes, with my children looking at me like I was crazy. I had asked him why he let me go on and on...he stated "I thought you just wanted to talk!"
I had a funny story to share for a while. I explained the situation to him and his wife...the crazy things that I do.