Monday, April 19, 2010

True Story Tuesday - Casting Call

Already Tuesday?!!  That means at least two good things:  it’s not Monday anymore, and it’s TRUE STORY TUESDAY time!

 

Y’all know the rules… write your hilarious, amazing, outrageous, miraculous and (mostly) true story and link it up here for some comment love!  Heck, you’ve probably already written about that crazy family legend that gets retold around the dinner table every reunion, right?  So grab the code under the TST button on the right sidebar, throw it into your post, and come back to add your post link.  (Please be sure to click your actual post title, then copy and paste the link to the post itself… we’ll lose you if it’s just your regular blog address :)

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This week brought to you by the woman who manages to injure herself in inventive ways each week, purely for your entertainment, of course!

CASTING CALL

What can I say?  I’m a klutz.

I once got so many injuries in a short span of time, that the cute guy at the Emergency Room looked this 7-year old in the eye (as he stitched my head), and said,

“You know, you can just come by and say hi… you don’t have to hurt yourself…”

It started young.  Really young.

At 18-months, I displayed my incredible talent for incurring the most disparate injury for the tiniest fall.  I broke my wrist while attempting the one step step in front of the house.

(applause)

As my great-grandmother liked to tell it, I was a tiny little thing, but I wasn’t dumb.

casting call

At the Emergency Room, they got me all doctored up and good as new.

Until a nurse stopped my mother upon our checkout and inquired:

“Oh, did she break the other one too?”

 

I know what y’all are thinking.

Nooooo… I’m not talented enough to break both wrists in one trip.

But I am smart enough to give ‘em the one that doesn’t hurt when they ask me to show them my arm.

 

That’s right folks.  Thankfully they hadn’t cut me open and left a cell phone in me or something… but they had managed to cast the wrong arm.

Out comes the pizza cutter, out comes the gauze, out comes the fresh plaster.

And let me tell ya, it ain’t no fun to spend six weeks gazing longingly at the kiddie pool…

 

(I broke my wrists twice more, is it any wonder my  mother enrolled me in ballet? ;)

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Come on, you know those dorky injuries make for great stories!  As another sage ER doc once said,

“Scars are just tattoos with better stories.”

What’s your story?  Join up and we’ll be around with some comment love!

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26 comments:

GunDiva said...

I love that! Scars are just tattoos with better stories - and to think we just told Digger that "chicks dig scars" whenever he had to get stitches.

renee said...

you are not alone rach! and seriously...i think we might be the same people...just on opposite sides of the country. i broke my foot in 2 places vaulting off my bed. ps. it's on video. oh yes. yes it is! when the doc came in to tell my mom and me it was broken, we cracked up. he looked at us very seriously and said "ladies, this is not a laughing matter."
OH YES IT WAS! haha!

singedwingangel said...

Ouchon broken wrists. I can honestly say I have yet to break a bone and I hope to keep it that way..

Margaret said...

Lol that is too funny! You always here stories where they cast the wrong arm. I never thought it really happened though.

Shana said...

Does this mean I am really in for it with Blaze? He broke his arm at 14 months old. I just said Son please don't be like me lol. Yeah my Nanny called me Grace. I am with you.

HeatherOz said...

Only you Rachel! That is so funny!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

You crack me up! I can't believe they put a cast on the wrong arm-you were a smart, little thing!
I have a feeling my son is going to be just like you. He's had 5 emergency visits in his 5 years of life-he's already had stitches and staples!

Mumsy said...

Love your story! It goes to show that doctors/nurses don't know it all..

Foursons said...

Oh my, what a smart little 1 year old you were! And too funny that not even you mom noticed that they were casting the wrong arm! Bwahahahahahaha

I have a whole visual in my head of your mom holding you and checking out of the ER when the nurse walks by and asks if you broke both of your wrists. And let me tell you- it's pretty freakin' funny!

I'm still working on my story. I didn't have any funny in me yesterday and so I need to go read what I wrote up and see if it's worth publishing.

Kmama said...

I can't believe you gave them the wrong arm. That's hilarious!!! Somebody obviously wasn't doing their job!!

Aunt Crazy said...

They seriously casted the wrong arm...WOWZA

I used to not be injury prone, but apparently at 35 my body has decided to rebel and become injured constantly.

Sierra said...

Ohhh! Now that is just priceless! I love that you gave them the wrong arm to cast - a comedian at a young age too!

Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama said...

I'm still giggling that the ER doctors -- professionals -- managed to cast the wrong wrist! And I don't blame 1-year-old-you at all for holding up the wrist that doesn't hurt...that was a pretty smart move!

My nephew broke his wrist at 2, swan-diving off his couch. He'd proudly show off his bright orange cast and tell everyone who'd listen that this was his "fwirst bwoken bone." He does have a bit of a daredevil streak in him...

Brandi said...

Lil' Bub has A LOT of tattoos! LOL! That is too funny you gave them the wrong arm! ;) Well, I feel SO much better... at least my child isn't the only one. Maybe I need to enroll him in ballet??!!

robin said...

Bahahaha!! The wrong arm! Funny! I can't imagine breaking a wrist, even once, ouch!!!! I love that line though, about scars...I need to remember it! I used to sprain my ankle each year for many many years but luckily hadn't broken any bones yet...probably because I never took ballet, lol! Great story.....

Michelle Pixie said...

I swear we are sisters seperated at birth! Thankfully I've never had the wrong arm casted but I am uber prone to accidents as you know. ;-)

Oh and can I just say you are just as adorable then as you are now!! Love your baby picture!

He & Me + 3 said...

OMGosh...that is too funny. How in the world could you cast the wrong arm. LOL
What a cutie you are.

Tara said...

My son is clumsy but I'm praying nothing like you. Gosh! I guess I have been extra careful and lucky along the way - I've never broken anything *knocks on wood*.

{Kimber} said...

I too can sympothize with you...I am SOOO clumsy and I have an arm/cast story that you wouldn't believe!! I should TST it!!

Leiah said...

Yep, you're still the bearer of my "FORMER" nickname. I finally started carrying a journal with me to write down my TSTs when they pop in my head and was able to participate today...yay!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Now that is a smart little girl :)

Farmers Wife said...

Oh no, you poor child. Imagine if they left both plasters on and you had both arms out of action. omg!!!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Oh my goodness, seriously?! WOW you have it rough LOL!!! I'm still LOL at them casting the wrong wrist *giggles* CLASSIC!! I never broke a thing until my back! Then I broke my big toe last year....But we won't talk about that!

Kameron said...

I fear I may have this experience with Nate! He is a kamakazi and is always falling down. We have yet to go to the ER (knockl on wood), so that's good!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Seriously... casted the wrong arm!

Now that is a terrific True story.

ROTFLMBO

Holly Renee said...

Ha! You gave them the wrong wrist. Good thing they noticed before you left. I like the quote scars, so true, but I never thought about it that way.