My Left Hand
Dear Left Hand:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, you have undoubtedly noticed the extra workload and overtime you've been having to cope with these last few days.
Management appreciates your willing attitude and unexpected diversity, if not ingenuity, in approaching situations your aptitude and abilities have previously not necessarily
prepared you to encounter.
Recently it was noted you coped well in the following situations:
- signing release forms ("Better than the doctor's," noted the nurse.)
- opening a child-lock prescription bottle (known to be difficult with two functioning hands)
- making up a bed (we do acknowledge the assistance of pulling corners)
- putting away dishwasher contents (commendable)
And this last one we found extraordinary:
Teaching a child how to darn her sock in order to uphold a commitment made prior to the stated unfortunate circumstance.
While the everyday and mundane tasks of personal hygiene maintenance and meal sustenance were expected, management appreciates the fortitude and perseverance shown in recent days.
At present it is not known when immediate relief from present duties will be expected nor the return of right hand's full capacity. Therefore, we encourage you to persevere and carry on, continuing appreciated efforts until further notice.
As a person who has a nasty habit of breaking fingers, I am filled with empathy.
If you would pay off Guido on time there would be digit renumeration…
Hey, I don’t tell you how to manage your finances; don’t tell me how manage mine!
Just being selfish. Broken fingers mean less blog posts from you. I need my New Jersey wit at least on a monthly basis.
Oh–got a story coming out in Highlights High Five in September: Daddy’s Truck. Check it out when at the dentist.
Awesome! I’ll be sure to wrest the issue away from the punk kid reading it.
Don’t get hurt. Some of these kids these days pack a wallop.
With my fragile, brittle fingers, I might be at a disadvantage.
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