Faire Attendre

Patience is a virture, or so the saying goes.  My name, however, is not patience.

I just talked to the surgeon’s office today.  They have not received the psychiatrists recommendation yet.  They said it could take a week for the psych to send it over.  Once they have that, they submit to my insurance company.   That approval could take anohter week or so.

So, now I wait.  I am not good at waiting.

Now for a nonsequitor of sorts.

Due to my being a travel agent in real life, I often have to look up European train schedules on the Rail Europe website.  On the site, I enter the travel parameters and click the search button.  During high traffic hours, which seems to be any time I am at work and looking up train schedules, the website runs through a list of suggestions of fun things to do in Europe while the site compiles your list of train times.  Here are some of the suggestions:

  • Drink wine.
  • Become King of the lake.
  • Split your Lederhosen
  • Have an underwater tea party.
  • Stand in awe.
  • Join a polka band.
  • Bathe in spicy tomatoes.
  • Make a Viking weep.
  • Wear a soft cheese moustache.

This list cracks me up.  It doesn’t take much to crack me up these days.  I lost my mind booking roundtrips to Chicago years ago.  It does my heart good though to see someone in this industry has a clever sense of humor, unless of course those are serious suggestions.  In that case, I’m a little bit scared that they have allowed a complete lunatic to create their train schedule search engine.

But I digress…

In the Rail Europe tradtion of spontaneous silliness, I have been trying to come up with a list of useful (or not) things I could do while I wait for the approval from my insurance company to schedule my surgery.  Something other than stare at phone like a jilted teenager until the surgeon’s office calls.

Here are some of my thoughts:

  • Clean and organize closet.  (started, not nearly finished)
  • Pick lint off my pjs.
  • Wiggle my toes at the neighbors.
  • See how long I can stand at attention.
  • Count how many times in a day I can use the word canoodle.
  • Read the “Odyssey” by Homer.
  • Re-enact scenes from the Wizard of Oz.
  • Write a four chord song.
  • And last but not least…drink wine.

And that’s as far as I got.  I think I could use some more suggestions if you have any.

More on my surgery when I hear from surgeon.  In the meantime, enjoy this video by the Axis of Awesome:

5 responses to “Faire Attendre

  1. You inspired me to clean out my closet. I have a giant bag of things for Goodwill now. It’s an ongoing process, too, so there might be more.

  2. Does John Cleese work for Rail Europe?

  3. Allan G. Smorra

    My wife had a Vertical Gastrectomy almost 2 years ago and it has made all the difference in the world in her health and mental outlook. The Insurance companies are notoriously slow, cheap and difficult to deal with. You are not alone in this issue.

    Good luck to you with your surgery.

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