Hey y'all. Hope you had fab weekends..
Anyway, I managed to do it again. Yes people. I, Mimi, after countless encounters with the sharp-mouthed children, still somehow managed to put my foot in my mouth again! This occured yesterday..I was waiting to go to a lady's house after church, then I saw this really sweet girl who was staring at me. I remembered how I probably used to stare at older 'aunties' in church when I was younger too, so I smiled back at her and struck a conversation. We were talking about her school and what she liked and didn't like. Then I asked her what she wanted to be when she got older.
L'il girl: I want to be a doctor
Mimi: Oh really, that's a big career hun!
L'il girl: Uh Uh.. I want to make lots of money!
Mimi: Well is that the only reason you want to be a doctor?
L'il girl: (pauses for a second and I was almost sure she would say yea! lol) I also want to make people get better..
Mimi: Yea, but you know it's a lot of hard-work right? Becoming a doctor.
L'il girl: Yea, i know. (she sighed) Have you been to a hospital aunty?
Mimi: Yea. I used to work in one, in fact.
L'il girl: Oh really??!!!
Mimi: Uh uh..
L'il girl: And you, like, saw the doctors make them get better?
Mimi: Yea, and I helped the doctors too.
L'il girl: Wow! How?
Mimi: In different ways hun, giving the patients their drugs...
L'il girl: (eyes bulging) Drugs????????????????????
Yea, don't even front, because I know a lot of you still mix that ish up. It was so much fun when I started work at the hospital as a HCA (grade 1 nurse), getting the patients to take their prescribed pills and tablets. Even some of them got confused with pills, they would tell you 'I'm not on any contraceptive pills' and when you said drugs, they'd just look at you like 'HUH?' Funny thing is that, all the nurses still refer to the tablet-giving hours as 'drug rounds'. Anyway I see this 'foot in mouth' thing becoming a series..I recently found a new passion; flowers. Learning about them, buying them (for myself, selfish? no I don't think so). I don't know, flowers are sooo are so pretty! Here are the carnations i bought from M&S over the weekend.
So while shopping for them, this guy walks up to me and says 'are those for me?' I gave him this really weird look like, Commonnnnnn. then he said 'at least can i get them for you?' I was thinking, how long did it take you to think that? Lol.
So thinking of pick up lines...why oh why, do grown up 'hoodies' exist? i mean i understand if it is a teenage phase, but then you're a grown-up man and you're still rocking the whole 'hoody' outfit...I guess it's a culture I just won't get. Anyway that's not why I'm ranting, the reason I am ranting is because I was waiting at a stop recently one of them approached me and started talking about getting a number. I mean why do they think you can just walk up to a random stranger on a street and get their mobile phone number? Apparently that's what the 'young uns' do. Anyway he said something interesting to me, 'I do your religion, innit so can I have your number?'
Hhmm.. I thought for a split second, then realized he was refering to my pashmina which I had wrapped around my shoulders (to keep warm)...I had to smile there. It was funny. So he thought I was muslim because I had a pashmina..and I thought he was an old 'yob', (well he probably was lol)
I guess appearances count for a lot right? YEA!