Disclaimer: This post deteriorates from anecdotal to ranty. Sorry not sorry.
When I was 18 my dentist said I needed to have my wisdom teeth pulled.
So I went and the orthodontist pulled them.
He sent me home with a script for codeine, and my mom tucked me into bed to sleep it off.
When I woke up, I felt a momentary flash of panic.
Continue reading The day the ceiling tried to crush me
Sometimes, people will ask you to repeat yourself because they didn’t hear you the first time you spoke. This is perfectly legitimate and happens to everyone occasionally.
Other times, you are convinced the people you spoke to heard you, but simply chose to ignore you. This happens often when you are a parent to small(ish) children, or perhaps teenagers (or face it, any kid currently living with you). There is a term for this behaviour: selective hearing. Granted, they may truly not hear you because they have ear buds in their ears listening to music, or are so tuned-in to their screens they are incapable of breaking their concentration to ‘hear’ your voice. Either way, you find yourself repeating the same words.
Continue reading Hearing the world we live in