The aid on Monkey's bus is convinced that my name is Sheila. This confuses me because it's the same aid that was on Opie's bus for 2 years. And just suddenly my name is Sheila?
Not that we're all big on knowing each other's names and stuff (I think her name is Kory) but every day since Monkey's started school she says, "See you tomorrow, Sheila!"
I'm not really notorious for paying attention, especially when I'm also welcoming home the Monkey and shuttling him into the house, and the first few times I was called Sheila I wasn't sure if that's what she had really said. Then, after that, I thought, "Maybe if I don't respond she'll just stop the whole Sheila thing and move onto not remembering my name." But she still says it. Every day. And now it's just WAY TOO LATE to correct her. I mean, what would I even say? "See ya, oh and by the way, you've been calling me Sheila for a couple of month and my name is Melissa, you big doofus."
I'm just going to keep on pretending that I haven't noticed and/or my name is really Sheila. It's way less complicated this way.
I woke up with a cold last tuesday that went straight to my throat. And hasn't left yet. I haven't had a sore throat this bad since I was a kid. Plus, I also feel like crap. And seriously, it's lasting much MUCH too long.
I pretty much loathe doctors (except our pediatrician - I like her), but finally caved and saw one over the weekend. I just went to the Instant Care place that has to take you when you don't have an appointment plus it's saturday anyway so most doctors aren't in. Apparently the Instant Care place only hires jerks that treat people like 4 year olds.
I basically just wanted to be tested for Strep, because that's what it feels like. But when that came back negative, the doctor had to explain to me that things like post-nasal drip can cause sore throats too and also there is more than one virus that could cause all my symptoms. And then I said, "Oh my gosh!! Really?!!" And then shook his hand for giving me such highly educated information that I would have never understood if he hadn't used his demeaning "fount-of-all-knowledge" voice.
Honestly, I hate doctors. They just assume that everyone is stupid. Or at least they assume that I'm stupid. Either way, they've earned my hatred.
Maybe if I changed my name to Sheila, no one would ever assume stupidity? Are people named Sheila smarter than people named Melissa? I just asked a Magic 8 Ball, and it said:
So does that mean the aid on Monkey's bus thinks that I'm smart? Because now I'm really not going to tell her what my real name is.