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You Need to Speak Up

“What did you say?”

“For the third time, did you like the book?”

“Yes, and there wouldn’t be a third time if you would speak up.”

“I’m almost shouting. You need to get your hearing checked.”

“You need to stop mumbling.”

“I’m the problem. What about the waiter at the restaurant the other day that started to write down his question about your order and then asked me for help?”

“The restaurant was too noisy.”

“We were the only ones there. Lately, you have a complaint about everyone you try to talk to. You need to get your hearing checked and, maybe, look into some help. I know you hate the idea. But today, Stockport hearing aids aren’t one size fits all. I’m certain you can find one that will suit you, and keep the rest of us from becoming hoarse from shouting.”

“Okay. For you and your voice box.”

Bad Day

Tuesday was a bust. Everything seemed to go wrong, from the way my sandwich got stepped on in the car, to the horrible rainy weather. Honestly, the only good thing that happened at all was my Manchester thai massage.

I’m starting to think that giving Rachel a ride to work is far more trouble than it’s worth, even though she gives me gas money. She’s constantly messing with my stuff, not the least of which, my lunch which she either tries to share with me, or inevitably damages somehow like she did this time. Really, how do you step on a sandwich and not know you’re doing it?

The other thing I’m seriously questioning is my job. I feel like all my boss does is criticize me, even when I do exactly what she asks. I’ve even asked her what I can do to improve, and she’s not giving me any help.

What a life. I think I need a new one.

Dizzy House Painting

I had never had problems with being dizzy before, but now with having to paint the house it was getting to be a real problem. I would climb the ladder, start feeling strange and have to come down before even putting the brush in the can. I called my doctor and explained the symptoms and after playing what felt like 64 questions, he suggested I come in for a brief checkup.

During the visit the doc stuck that silly light thing of his in my ear. A couple of “ums, and ahs” later, a nurse was called in and given instructions to preform an ear wax removal Manchester procedure. He explained how ear wax build up can make you feel dizzy and assuring me it wasn’t anything to do with lack of hygiene. Sometimes, the wax just builds up. Well, with clean ears, I’m no longer dizzy and the house is painted.