Saturday, September 7, 2013

Finally Friday!

Philosophical question: Why is it that “short weeks” always seem to take longer that regular ones? Is it unrealistic expectations? Or, some sort of time/space continuum thing?  

Anyway, it was a perfect day weather-wise on Friday, although chilly in the morning. I am part of the Detroit heat-sink phenomenon, of course, so it was still 51 degrees F. here when I woke up. But, Port Huron and places north of I-69 were in the 30’s!

I forgot to mention this, but I had a voicemail at home on Thursday from the Wayne County Health Department, asking me to call them back.

So, I waited until after 9:00 a.m. and then called back the number she left. It was regarding the animal bite incident report I had to file, of course. After I verified I was who I said I was, she launched into a rather lengthy diatribe on rabies and symptoms I should look for in Scruffy within the 15 days after the bite event. I couldn’t help it, I started to laugh.

She sternly reminded me this was serious. If I develop rabies and let it go untreated, even for a short while, it could be fatal! I told her I understood that and was not mocking her, but since this all happened over a month ago, her information was a little late.

She explained they were short-staffed. I said, “Okay, I get that. So, you are just checking a box someplace to show that somebody did call me after the “incident?” She replied, “Well… yes, I guess you could look at it that way…” I said, “As long as we understand each other…”

She finished her speech and then said there were some “optional” questions she had to ask, but I didn’t have to answer. I said go ahead. She asked me my race. I said Caucasian. She said, “Okay, are you Hispanic or Arabic?” Whaat?

Anyway, I felt better afterwards, knowing Wayne County has my back!

I had something I had to do after work, so I didn’t get home until around 7:30 p.m. I watered the grass seed in the gathering gloom, fighting with mosquitoes. I had leftovers for dinner and watched a movie on Netflix. I went to bed just after 10:00 after watching Scruffy for a while to see if he was showing any signs of rabies. You can’t be too careful with that sh*t!

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