Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Leaves are turning.

Most of my calls last night, were in isolation rooms & it is a pain in the ass to gown up & work with gloves & sometimes a mask on. The patients are always glad to see & talk to someone though.

I had this very old woman chat with me, as I was replacing a sanitizer dispenser in her room. I made her laugh & she said she was amazed how quickly I was able to fix the broken one. She told me, she was going to make sure they knew how satisfied she was with the service I supplied her with....

I then told her, I wished she was the one who did my yearly reviews.

You never know though, someone might actually listen to her, but after years of playing the game, I'll probably never see her again. Doesn't matter, I was able to make her happy & having her expresses an accolade in person is satisfaction to this old dog.

The one thing I know, & most administrators just don't get...Is, people want to be appreciated. It isn't a matter of compensation (though, that is a nice way to express it) Everyone wants to feel worthy of someones acknowledgment. If we are not needed for anything, we tend to simply give up or not care.

A joyful life, is being able to have folks want you to be around, or want to be around you. Not because you can supply them with material objects, but because they genuinely enjoy your presence.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pilot Knob.

Well, we made it there Sunday & it was the best re-enactment I have seen performed down there, since I have been going. I would post some pictures, except I must have did something really stupid, like deleted all of my pictures on my sd card.

Yeah, I had them when I got home, but I recall, taking a dumb ass picture of a flower that had bloomed (in the dark) & deleted it. I must have acknowledged the total erasing of them all. That is all I can come up with.

The last few days have been pretty screwed up, at best. Losing in fantasy football, lost in baseball...last night, I had calls almost till 10:00 PM. It was crazy & long. One call was...bathroom is broken. Nothing like having an in depth description of the problem. They went along in that vain last night.

My dogs are barking. (that is a reference to my feet, to those who may actually think I was referring to actual dogs) Sorry, I have grown accustomed to explaining & disclaiming everything of late. Guess I'm just use to having to do so at the pisser. If you do not make yourself absolutely crystal clear in content...You wind up doing shit over, & over & over.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Smart asses.

They are everywhere, but I'm glad I wasn't the one who responded on this call to retrieve the unit.

Because, I would find out who wrote it & then, anytime they called for something, the standard reply would be...I'm sorry, maintenance doesn't take care of that anymore.

It never ceases to amaze me, how illiterate the supposed "professional" staff are. They thought this was clever, but misspelling the department you are criticizing, only enhances our disdain for you.

At least, in my book anyway.

The hospital endorses the policy of treating everyone with the attitude that all have worth, & I truly practice that daily, but sometimes, you certainly run into people who only have survived by the Grace of God.

Friday, September 26, 2014


My neighbor, has a freaking huge walnut tree in their yard. They had at one time, another one, but cut it down. These suckers fall off & hit their shed roof & it sounds like a shotgun going off. They are all over this time of the year.

I don't mind really. When I'm cutting the grass, & I happen to not see one...They will blow out like a cannon. & if you are not careful & step on one, you can break your freaking neck.

I remember as a kid, my Mom, putting them in her home made fudge...Man, that shit was the bomb.

Last night was the usual silly ass calls, sprinkled with a dash of dumb ass. I did get some good news. They decided to bite the weeny & went ahead & let me off this weekend (which kind of makes the bunghole pucker) Because when they are nice to me, I know eventually I will pay for it. I'm going to probably go down to Pilot Knob for the re-enactment one day & perhaps hit a lake on the other. Most guys like Spring fishing, but I'm partial to the fall myself. Nothing better than being on a lake this time of the year.

I'll call the folks later today & see if we are going to gang bust the Ironton event. They have it every three years & the last time I took them, they had a good time. Even though it was misty raining.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Better late than...

Never I guess. Yesterday was Mercy Day & we had a meeting at the beginning of the shift, where they led it off with a prayer. Then handed out service awards.

Here is mine for 20 years.

I told the guys on my shift, the pen is for my next write up.

I also made it up to the lobby & got the "mandatory" flu shot. Some are bitching about getting it, but I get mine every year. I work around some sick ass folks & I'll take as much prevention as I can get. The hag who stuck me, felt the need to try to reach China through my arm. I didn't even get cute & say anything like, just stab my ex wife in the face.

The rest of the night was pretty much cake, taking care of problems as I came across them, because I didn't get one do it now call at all from the dispatchers.

I still have had no word about whether they are going to let me off this coming weekend for the re-enactment in Pilot Knob. I didn't want to push it & told them if they couldn't, I would make it in. I do feel another bout of wanting to cut for another 18 days though.

That, I could get use to.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nice to see...

That not much has changed since I was off.

I ran around last night like a monkey on acid, but got everything completed that was asked. It was nice to be back among the crackheads.

I couldn't tell you how long this sign was on the water fountain on the 5th floor. The drain was clogged & I saw it as I was trying to track down a leak on one of the lower floors. It wasn't mine to cover, but I came back & opened it up & took the sign off..or is it of.

I see stuff like this & I wonder how many folks saw it & decided their loved ones were in excellent caring hands...of illiterates. I have no idea who put it there, but I just can't see a visitor doing it.

I'll try to get my yearly flu shot today & see if I can get a PPD done.

Man, it feels good to sit down & have a cold one.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Welcome to Fall

Today is the first day of it & the last one I have off, so that means, I have a busy ass day planned. Guess I'll cut grass & hope it will be the last time I need to do that.

I'm hoping it is a nice one & I'll hang me out some wash as well. I also have a few other domestic chores I have been back burning.

I don't know about any of you, but this year has flown by for me. I'm guessing that is the turning point when you finally realize that you may have more sand in the bottom of the glass than at the top. When the days seem to disappear & you wonder just where the hell did they go.

I also need to figure out how to accomplish a magic trick, that I may comment on later. No sense in talking about something that I might not be able to pull off.

The wheels are always turning. I just have to keep the hamster from taking a break.