Holding Back The Years (23 March 2007 - 9:08 a.m.)
I received word yesterday that the Worker’s Comp Insurance Company has authorized pain management. There are two problems.
1. Additional taxi expense.
2. I don’t know how I’m going to fit that into my already overburdened schedule. Here’s a peek at next week’s agenda just to give you an idea of how crazy things are getting:
Monday – Physical Therapy. Tuesday – Independent medical examination. Wednesday – appointment with my doctor. Thursday and Friday – Physical Therapy.
It strikes me as odd that a person who is 100% disabled (even temporarily) is expected to do all this running around. As a result of such a hectic pace, I’m sore and grouchy and very, very tired. To add insult to injury, I feel a “scary headache” coming on. That’s always the straw that breaks this camel’s back.
At least I’m enjoying the moist heat treatment at physical therapy. God, that feels good. I also enjoyed an unexpected compliment during the initial interview.
The physical therapist asked the ages of my children. When I answered that they are 19 and 20, she did a double take, and asked how old I am. Upon hearing that I am 52 years old, Ms. PT's eyes widened, and she exclaimed, “You look great!” That made me FEEL great.
Flattery can work wonders sometimes, especially considering that I’ve been feeling like an old lady lately because of all the aches and pains. It’s nice to know that I’m still “holding back the years” in some ways.
In closing, I’ll leave you with this. It cracked me up:
Teaching Math In 1950
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
Teaching Math In 1960
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
Teaching Math In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?
Teaching Math In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20 Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
Teaching Math In 1990
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)
Teaching Math In 2010
Un ranchero vende una carretera de maderapara $100. El cuesto de la produccion era $80. Cuantos tortillas se puede comprar?
Song of the Day: Holding Back the Years by Simply Red
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