OK, I'm getting some preop anxiety and getting testy about everything. Wanted to share a story because I'm sure lots of others can understand!
So, kids were at grandma's. Hubby and I had spent New Year's Eve alone, we slept in together without a 4 year old climbing in the bed or teenage boys yelling while they played video games. When we got up, we decided to go out for lunch at a sit-down chain restaurant. It was great to pick a restaurant without thinking about their kid's menu!
We get there, there's a close parking spot so we don't even use my handicap tag. I'm feeling very upbeat, I have alone time with hubby, pain under control though I am wearing my brace. As we are led by the hostess to our table, I unzip my jacket and she sees my back brace. She stops in the middle of the restaurant and says, "Oh my god, what happened to you?"
Now, it didn't ruin my dinner, but just underscores the stupidity of people. She was young, didn't have a clue, I know. I wish I had been thinking quicker. If I had, I wish I would have said, "Oh, last time I was here I slipped on the ice and broke my back here." Maybe that would have gotten me a free meal!
Thanks for listening.