Being Told ‘No’ – You Don’t Have A Case.

Being told you don't have a case?

Being told you don’t have a case?

When I was younger, I broke my arm – how I did it doesn’t matter, all we need to know is that I stood up and I categorically knew I had broken my arm. The first person I told was a Dinner Lady, she did what any dinner lady would have done and sent me to the office. It was at this point I was told to ‘put a wet paper towel’ on it and that I would be fine. That was at 10am. After a full day of school, my grandmother picked me up and luckily for me she has medical training and also categorically knew I had broken my arm within seconds of looking – we went to the local hospital and lo’ and behold; I had broken my arm; then spent a full day at school, walking around cradling my wrist.

Maybe it wasn’t the secretary’s fault – maybe she didn’t have the adequate first-aid training she should have done.

However, a wide number of my friends have similar stories where a vast majority of people in authority have dismissed their injuries as not as serious as they actually are. One friend for example, shattered his ankle. Shattered, not fractured or simply broke – he shattered it. But he went to the hospital and no one was available to see the boy with a ‘bruised ankle’ so he was sent home and told to come back tomorrow when more staff were available. Eventually his adrenalin wore off and the full extent to his pain kicked in; the staff in that hospital were responsible for forcing him to live with the pain for eight, ten, twelve hours until they could find someone to see him during the next working day.  Is that fair?

So many children are being told to go away and they’ll be fine and sadly this reaction to other people being hurt is creeping into our adult working lives. Because someone is not showing as much pain as we would be in if we were in their situation, it simply cannot be true; they can’t have broken their leg if they’re not screaming in pain, writhing on the floor.

I will admit, I am a part of this problem. A friend of a friend fell over in the street the other day, and after a while she decided she had broken her hip and asked me to call her an ambulance. I called the ambulance, but I doubted she had broken her hip because she was so calm and collected – needless to say, she had.

If you are in a situation where yourself or someone you love has been hurt, or suffered an injury, and you believe they aren’t being treated fairly get a second opinion from the folk at SOS Claims and they’ll be able to analyse your situation and the people dealing with it and make sure you get what you deserve. You are worth the second opinion, so just ask!

M&M’s

MandMs (free clip art)

MandMs (free clip art)

Can you believe that M&M’s have been around since 1941? They were first introduced to American G.I.’s in WWII. That must have been quite a treat for these soldiers. I would have been ecstatic to receive some chocolate. Anything has got to be better than M. R. E. s.

Another interesting bit of information is that the green “female” M&M only became part of the M&M family in 1997. Her debut caused quite a ruckus when they showered her in a commercial only wearing a bathrobe. As if an M&M would actually be able to shower. That’s television for you.

Not too bad

Pizza (free clip art)

Pizza (free clip art)

Last night we were all feeling too lazy to cook, so we decided to cook up the DiGiorno’s frozen pizza we have had in the freezer for a couple of weeks. It was the rising crust three meat pizza. I had my doubts about whether or not I would like it, but I have to tell you that it was really very good. So good in fact that I’ve put it on the shopping list to buy more. And chances are pretty good that we’ll be eating that pizza a lot more in the future instead of going to the pizza restaurant that costs double the amount that the frozen pizza cost!

I’ve tried their thin crispy crust pizza and didn’t like it at all, so I’m really glad I like their rising crust pizza! It’s nice to know I can have a few of them in the freezer for future times we don’t feel like cooking anything complicated!

Call the Gear Heads

gear head (free clip art)

gear head (free clip art)


When I was poking around the Musician’s Friend website, thinking about buying my next guitar, I was really quite amused to see in the upper right hand corner of the website the phrase “Call our Gear Heads” along with their telephone number. I would have expected the phrase “To place your order, call us toll-free at 800-449-9128” instead. The “Call our Gear Heads” put quite an amusing visual image in my brain. Now I can’t get that image out of my head, so I went online to find something similar to put on this post, thinking you might get a chuckle out of it too!

Fall clean- up

tractor (free clip art)

tractor (free clip art)

The leaves have started to fall off the trees and cover the yard. That means I am going to have to get out my tractor to mulch them. I love this time of year! I just purchased a new tractor at the end of last season.

I am quite excited to get outside to try the new tractor. It should have no trouble eating up those leaves. There are so many leaves that I am going to also have to manually dig them out of my gutters and drain pipes. Oh well, better now before the weather turns colder.