Cancelled physical therapy today as my colon was acting up (IBS). They cancelled all upcoming appointments unless I either get tested for Covid or wait 10 days. When cancelling appts, never give detail. Any symptoms are Covid symptoms now
Verbal diarrhea. People tend to spout way too much information. Think of it like an interview with the FBI. Yes, no, just the basics, enjoy the quiet periods.
In my line of work there is a whole chapter on events that require a written report. Some guys write books. I write two or three sentences, straight facts, thin on detail. No emotion or rationalization. I always figure if they need more they will ask. So far so good.
My son, who is in 3rd grade and 9 years old, told his teacher one day last fall that his stomach hurt and asked to go to the nurses office. The nurse called my wife and said he had to be picked up immediately and could only return to school after a 10 day quarantine period or a negative COVID test.
We picked him up from school and drove right to our local CentraCare. While waiting my son said he needed to use the restroom. Since we were in an unusual place, I had the misfortune of joining him in the restroom as he proceeded to empty the ENTIRE contents of his digestive tract and I tried to keep from choking on the fumes.
He walks back into the office and announces to his mother, "I feel sooooo much better."
We then had to have a talk with both kids, "At school, there is no longer any upset stomachs. There is only I have to use the restroom." Since they wanted to avoid the brain tickle, they understood.
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