Monday, November 20, 2006
what is the strangest present a person has given you?
the other day I was at work and a patient walks in and says:
patient: serdee (that's how she pronounces my name, funny isn't it?) where have you been? Every time I come in the evenings and I ask about you, the girls tell me that you don't work evening shifts, why do you do this to me serdee?
me: lol, well Mondays and Tuesdays I only do morning and afternoon its Thursdays and Fridays that I do evenings.
patient: I see, ok its just that I wanted to get you a drink
when she said that my face kinda changed cause I was thinking to myself 'drink? What kinda drink? My god she has bought me a bottle of wine or something?
she noticed my facial expression and laughed out loud and said
patient: serdee get that look of your face, don't worry its not alcohol before your mind wonders..
me: was it that obvious?
patient: course, look in the mirror and tell me that your not obvious
patient: anyway now that I have put your mind at rest, I wanted to get you a little something from me, but I'm not the type of person that wastes my money on cards or rubbish like that, I'm a practical person and I wanted to give you something that you could appreciate more than a card or candles, so I've brought you some water.
me: gosh, thanks, you really shouldn't have (to be honest I was dumbstruck lol)
patient: don't be silly I just wanted to show my appreciation for all that you do for me
and with that she pulls out this plastic bag tha looks very heavy, and inside is 4 huge bottles of spring water..
I can honestly say that its most defiantly a unique present lol
her gesture really touched me and it was extremely sweet of her and she's right its practical and healthy, and now I have the to force myself to drink water which is always a good thing..
so my dearest bloggers, what's the strangest gift you have ever been given?