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One-Liner Wednesday – Pro tip


I had to get a COVID test today (aka a brain scrape), and it wasn’t that bad. The difference? The guy who administered it told me it would take ten seconds and he counted out loud to ten. It’s nice to know for sure there’s an end in sight … as nice as it can possibly be when you’re having a swab (aka a searing-hot poker) shoved into your nasal passages (aka a place no one should ever be allowed to explore).

Pro tip: ask the tester to count down the seconds.

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Author: Linda G. Hill

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

49 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday – Pro tip

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  3. Glad you tested negative (I read the later post) – and looking forward to exploring the one liner wednesday. Sounds fun.


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  8. Ugh! I suppose snot disturbances is the new normal.

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  15. Excellent tip! It could work for a lot of things. Just the counting alone would be a distraction, even more so if one counted in a foreign language.

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  22. Good idea Linda! It’s amazing what a little distraction can do. Hope it was negative ☺️

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  27. I hope the results are negative.


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  31. Maybe that should have been pro(be) tip😄👍🏻💙

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


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  33. The counting tip really helps. So simply, so effective. Tried it with my son this morning. Thanks a million!!! And may all our experiences with Covid tests remain negative!


  34. I hope it was a negative experience 😜😳

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  35. I have to do them twice a week because I work in school. Become quite an expert, now!

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