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#SoCS – Framing things


Not sure if you’ve noticed this about me, but I tend to frame my statements with questions, especially when I’m not sure whether someone is going to agree with me. In social settings, it helps me to suss out where people stand on issues. A properly placed question will usually tell me whether someone is serious or being sarcastic, whether they feel strongly about something, and generally how receptive they might be to my sense of humour. Because it’s rare that I have a conversation–almost any kind of conversation–without humour infused into it.

Take the phone call I got from my doctor’s office yesterday. They’re sending me for all kinds of tests because of my eyes, including an MRI. (We’ll see how long that takes and whether there’s any truth to the mythical long wait times in Canada for healthcare. But I digress.) The nurse from the doctor’s office called me to ask a bunch of questions that needed answering before she could send the requisition for the MRI, including whether I had any metal implants (pacemaker, etc.), and a bunch of other stuff including whether I had any shrapnel or bullets in my body. The question was so unexpected, I started laughing. And then she started laughing. And we laughed, and we laughed, and I said no, I don’t have any of that stuff.

All this to say that if you look at life with a shallow enough perspective, you can find funny in just about everything.

Don’t you think?

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

18 thoughts on “#SoCS – Framing things

  1. You are absolutely right about humor. And it’s a good thing to NOT have any shrapnel or bullets in your body. I’m praying for insight about your eyes and good vision! 🙂


  2. It just depends on what frame of mind I am in I suppose 😀😉🙃💜💜


  3. I did once. However it lead to so many repercussions that I immediately gave it up. Thinking that is…


  4. Yes ma’am, I do so agree! Annnnd it endears you to me.


  5. I hope you don’t have to wait too long. There’s wait times here too and insurance getting in the way. You’ve got to laugh … sometimes to keep from crying. I think laughter makes everything better.

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  6. “Because it’s rare that I have a conversation–almost any kind of conversation–without humour infused into it.” I like this 🙂

    You might have long wait times, but I had to fight my way in to get my insurance to pay for an MRI in the local area. They wanted me to go to a center that is 2 hours away. There are 3 such centers within five miles of where we live.

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    • I’m very lucky not to have to give insurance a second thought. Although sometimes I have to travel, especially with Alex, to get to the nearest specialist. I suppose there’s no helping that when you choose to live outside of a big city.

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  7. I do! I think having a fun outlook is best! I love your sense of humour btw!

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  8. I can almost always find something to laugh at even in serious situations. Sometimes people don’t like that.
    My philosophy is that if something bad occurs you can laugh over it or cry over it . The choice is yours. If you laugh you will be in a better frame of mind to handle things however difficult.

    Hope your test results are fine and you feel better soon

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  9. I hope your eyes will be ok, Linda

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