Tuesday, 18 February 2014

" now, let's just have a look at you"


A slightly drier day today
There were a few people around when I went out on deliveries
Auntie Glad was stood at the bus stop,
She looked smart and had a hat on which wasn't like her
" you look dapper!"
I called out
" I'm off to the doctors" she explained
Suddenly I was reminded of those days when my father would have a bath on a weekday!
It was always before a doctor's appointment
Spick and span and clean underwear
You always made an effort for the doctor!

40 comments:

  1. Had to wear a clean vest everyday " In case you get run over"

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    1. I remember that instruction myself only too well

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  2. You get better treatment if you look good and smell good.

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    1. I'll remember that
      Off to chester tonight to meet chris for dinner
      I will have to scrub up

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  3. I saw the doctor today! Yes, indeedy -- I not only took a shower but I washed my, hair too! xo

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  4. Rather not talk about doctors :-(

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    1. Well, knowing me, you know I will now ask you why?

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  5. My Nan was a stickler for decent underwear in case you got run over. Why would they stop to notice if you were wearing grey baggy's or designer thongs?
    No more days of dressing up for me as I just got a job as a dog walker so it's full time mud and wellies for me - perfect :)

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    1. Me too..... But it is nice to occasionally make the effort...... Like I will try to do later

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  6. A shower a day keeps the doctor away. Oh wait, that's an apple.

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    1. I never fancied any of my GPs
      A VET YES
      A doctor
      Never

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  7. I prepare for the doctor like I'm going on a hot date.

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    1. Susie, you always make me laugh.

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    2. My current doctor is a woman, BTW.

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  8. A daily shower and clean clothes is a relatively recent concept, one I am glad modern society has adopted.

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    1. Yes when I was a kid....bathtime was ONLY On Sunday nights

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  9. I second travel; stinky/unkempt people are just ewwwwww!

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  10. I think a lot of ladies get quite excited about seeing the Doctor; my grandmother included; she also collected Vicars x

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    1. How many did she have at her best?

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  11. ....and we still do!

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  12. I grew up hearing 'make sure your underwear is clean, you never know if you will end in the hospital'.
    I am always prepared!!

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    1. Yes..there is nothing more soul destroying than a complete stranger eyeing your skid marks

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  13. Just one of the reasons I left nursing was just that! Patients no longer bothered to care for themselves in anyway yet expected you to do it all for them. Folks who hadn't washed their feet in a year wanting pedicures. And these were the 30 year olds! Clean underwear never goes out of fashion

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    1. I learnt to always breath through my mouth

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  14. In the old days materials from which underwear was made took an age to dry - none of the washing machine/drier thing. Now these things are washed and dried in minutes, literally. I was always made to wear clean underwear in case I got knocked down!

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  15. These days, he is the only one that I shave my legs for... ok, too much information, I know.
    Barb

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  16. Did you check she had clean underwear on, and not just a hat?

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    1. How very dare you...you are talking about Trelawnyd Royalty

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  17. I missed my weekly shower on Sunday as we had a long power cut. I should be OK until next Sunday though, although my hair is a bit greasy.
    I hate having my routine upset and hope I don't meet with an accident in the meantime. :(

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  18. I feel absolutely disgusting without a shower and clean clothes. I use a little extra cologne for the doctor.

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. Oddly enough, I only ever go to a doctor by accident.

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  20. I always shave my legs and armpits. Don't want her to think I've let myself go.

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  21. Yup. Always wear clean underwear, just in case you end up in the hospital...

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    1. Gotta admit Linda I don't worry about the unexpected hospital visit. I always wear clean underwear to avoid a crunchy gusset!

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  22. When I was working as a nurse, always had a little bottle of Olbas oil in my pocket, some had a Vick stick or a little tin of Vick to pop a smear under the nostrils if we were confronted with someone or something a bit too whiffy!

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  23. My human makes sure he showers his butt a little extra before he goes to the doctor's. Surgical glove at the ready....

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell and modest internet superstar!

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