Monday, 26 August 2013

In The Eye Of The Beholder


We had a busy shift last night
In the changing room after we had handed over our patients to a clean and scrubbed awake staff
The other male nurses and I climbed wearily into our home clothes
My home clothes consisted of dirty T shirt, dusty kneed pants and my trusty mud stained crocs
I stood in front of two of the more immaculate looking Filipino nurses
And as I looked down at my somewhat eclectic attire
I said wistfully to no one in particular
" I used to be beautiful"
they didn't stop laughing until they reached the main entrance 


47 comments:

  1. King of the one liners!

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  2. bwhahahaha! now off to the bath and the laundry with you!

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  3. It's all in the eye of the beholder, you know.

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  4. You still are, Blanche! Thanks for making me laugh, too!

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  5. You ARE beautiful darlin!

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  6. Made me grin. For better or worse, you get another mention in tomorrow's post.

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  7. I don't know what I'd do without my Crocs!

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  8. Those are some dashing lookking crocs

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  9. But then again you scrub up very well!

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  10. we're twins with the crocs, don't know what I would do without my pair. Need to clean them up though as I plan on taking them on vacation with us!!

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  11. Ah, but your ankles appear clean!

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  12. Looks like you need a Brazilian judging by that fluff on your lap!I've never tried Crocs - thank goodness! x

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  13. Were you really? ;)

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  14. You're a real cracker..in the right light.
    Jane x

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  15. Beautiful heart though

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  16. You can't judge a book by looking at its cover. Certainly the dogs seem to have no complaints.

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  17. Well, as your former neighbor noted, at least you keep your Bosoms gorgeous!

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  18. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23834208

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  19. you are still beautiful in my eyes! dirt and all!

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  20. That's just how we used to look on our allotment and do you know, we were never happier.
    Briony
    x

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  21. But the dogs love you - as is evident from the photograph.

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  22. Granny always said, "Pretty is as pretty does." You will always be beautiful.

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  23. I don't know where we'd be without out Crocs, yours are the same colour as my 'outside' ones, but my inside ones keep getting worn outside recently so I'm totally confused at the moment ;-)

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  24. John, please don't take this the wrong way - but you are clean when you do nursing stuff aren't you?? lots of handwashing and all that??? or am I just being a bit anal and worrying when in fact a bit of chicken poo or dog spit won't hurt anyone? and of course you are beautiful..inside and out...which is a weird thing to say to someone you have never met..but it is so honestly meant x

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    1. Yes Libby
      I am as aseptic as any nurse could be

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    2. Yeah, I've seen him in work... not a speck of chicken shit in sight! ;-)

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  25. John,
    You are either :
    1: Wearing a hair shirt.
    2: Have grown your hair very long.
    3: Are wearing the latest in designer fur gilet's OR
    4: You have a dog on your lap XXXX

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  26. wahahahahahahahahahaha
    absolutely perfect !
    I used to wear crocs till I tripped in minr and smashed my knee to bits.

    cheers, parsnip

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  27. You're adorable!

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  28. Well John , in my book, 'handsome is as handsome does....'

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  29. I think you're adorable. I bet Chris thinks you're beautiful.

    Love,
    Janie

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  30. And in our eyes you still are....

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  31. We have a rule in this house. Never trust anyone that's wearing crocs...

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  32. The dogs don't seem to mind.

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  33. You certainly know how to brighten someone's day, John.
    Hope you had a great one. ♥ :-)

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  34. John,

    You're beautiful no matter what you where. Who's on your lap (which pup?).

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  35. At least you were beautiful on the outside once. And still are in every area that matters.

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  36. In the Philippines, laughter is a signal of awe and admiration --at least that's what Filipinos tell me.

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  37. I love the expression in your title, John. You are amazingly witty without even knowing it!

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  38. I think the important question is can you had for the price of a peanut?

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  39. I think the important question is can you had for the price of a peanut?

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  40. John, You are amazingly beautiful. Thank you for your kind comment on my post.

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  41. It make me giggle too. Thank you.

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  42. Nothing says more about a man than a pair of Crocs.

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