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  • September 25, 2017

The Plague!

It can be funny, sometimes not at the time in a haha way, how the brain can work. Especially a writer’s brain.

With the stupid nerve crap from the back I got sent to see if I was pregnant, meaning ultrasound. She asked the typical questions at the start and then in the middle of it asked if I was experiencing weight loss. Then at the end she asked if I was on any pain meds.

When I asked if she saw anything. “Oh, I can’t tell you that.”

Instantly my brain went to the plague, or some variation of it. Surely she wouldn’t ask such things if she saw nothing. Umm, surely not. Nadda was found. Just the same stupid nerve thing that has been there for a long arse time.

Let’s say bill collectors did that. “You owe us. We can’t tell you how much. Just pay.”

Let’s say cops did that. “You broke the law. We can’t tell you which one. Just go to jail.”

Let’s say politicians did that. “You…umm..” anything they say is a lie so that is a bad example.

You get the picture though. That would sure make for fun times, huh?

Maybe it was just my writer brain going off on the dozens of what ifs. Or maybe she should have asked the questions with all the other stupid questions to begin with. Bah, it is over with though and I don’t have to go back to the germ den. Plus, she took that thing all over, giving me the most action I got in a little while. Sad, huh?

Ever have an ultrasound done? Ever get mislead by either your brain or some medical professional? Think it might be fun to apply that to some other stuff in life?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Hilary Melton-Butcher

2017-09-25 07:08:56 Reply

Hi Pat – well I hope they can sort out the trapped nerve or whatever it turns out to be – frustrating to say the least. Yes ultrasound seems to be the norm at times … one sort of gets used to the gooey mess … and I’m sure my brain is permanently on a different planet. Cheers Hilary

    Pat Hatt

    2017-09-25 08:36:12 Reply

    haha a whole other planet mine sure goes. Where to, who knows? Probably stuck with the nerve thing, but meh.

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2017-09-25 13:26:57 Reply

Someone in your family died, we just can’t tell you who…

    Pat Hatt

    2017-09-25 21:04:59 Reply

    lol that was a good one indeed


2017-09-25 13:47:46 Reply

I had such a great rhyme in response, but Alex’ comment cracked me up so much, I forgot! So no rhyme, but yes, more than my fill of ultrasounds this year. Then, your election totals have been tallied, but we can’t tell you who won…

    Pat Hatt

    2017-09-25 21:05:47 Reply

    lol made you forget a rhyme. Go, Alex.

    Maybe better off not knowing who won some elections.

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