"When I remember..."

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Fortunately for me, I exercise routinely and I eat (and generally live) in a healthy manner.
Because here are two demonstrations of how I am, otherwise.


From a recent interaction with my new doctor (now that my dad has retired), who was in the midst of preparing a blood test request for me: 

New doctor: "So, what else should we check?"
Me: "My iron was low last time."
New doctor: "Have you been taking your pills?"
Me: "... when I remember..."
New doctor, unamused: "Is that a yes or a no?"
Me, shamefacedly: "... that's a no..."


Yesterday morning, I went for the blood test.
I lined up outside, had my temperature taken prior to going into the clinic, took a number, waited a short while, and then went up to the receptionist.

Me: "I couldn't remember whether or not I was supposed to be fasting when I came for the blood test. So I prepared myself to fast, but then I forgot and I had a coffee this morning. So... um... was I supposed to come fasting?"

Lovely receptionist, kindly: "Yes. Shall we reschedule?"


I am constantly grateful for the patience of others.