Tuesday, November 21, 2006


This morning.

The only day I have to work this week.

You'd think it'd be easy to dress myself.

So on goes the tank with the skinny brown cardigan over it. Then the pants are chosen, which need a touch of the iron. The socks, shoes, watch to coordinate. Finally the earrings.

Last glance in the mirror prior to heading to the kitchen, where the coffee lives.

That spot on the right thigh didn't come out in the wash and is much more noticeable at a distance than up close. Looks like a grease spot. The size of an eyeball.

Which means it can be seen by an eyeball. And won't be covered by a white lab coat.

So, off come the pants, and on go the other (unwrinkled/unstained) ones, which don't go with the top, which is changed, which doesn't go with the earrings, which are changed, which lead to changing the socks, which leads to changing the shoes.

And the watch.

Good thing I only have 2 lipsticks and managed to choose the right one.

Otherwise I'd have gone back to bed.

Instead, I got my coffee.

The coffee that slopped onto my right thigh while getting out of the car at work.

The spot that is the size of an eyeball.

That the lab coat doesn't cover.



Anonymous Ariella said...

Awful! Simply awful!

My mom always told me that if you have a grease spot like that and you dried it in the dryer, you can use dishsoap to get it out. If you rub it into the spot with a little water, like gently with a toothbrush, then I guess it cuts through the grease.

Hopefully that'll work! We're leaving today; hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving. :) Hi to your dad.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why do I wear Levi's??? Because I am retired and don't care if anyone sees me or not.

What a fun trip you to Wisconsin. We are taking of the "home front" while my "messy" daughter is at work.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Piffle-buddies, The Ole RF-er

10:21 AM  
Blogger brooksba said...

Isn't that always the way? The only solution I can figure is to put stains all over the pants so that it seems like a pattern. Yes, that's the ticket. Or not. One day work week? Lucky. I see the holiday is treating you well this week.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Lisa P said...

Ahh... Diana, your mistake was in deciding to change in the first place. See, I would have gone to work, then just let people assume I got the stain WHILE AT WORK! No one can blame you for that.

Anyway, Have a Loverly Turkey-day. I too have a nice short work week. Just mon/tues and I'm off to eat like a fool. Hi to your dad, "Hi!" and the rest of your beautiful family

3:24 PM  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

And the beat goes on...and on...and on..!
Oh, just have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the food and company.....stains or stainless!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Ariella- Usually Oxyclean works great, but I'll try the dishsoap trick first, and, if it doesn't work, the Oxyclean soak. Safe trip, happy pies.

Dad- You know I'd wear jeans if I could...

Beth- And people wonder why I have so many dark brown pants. At this point in the day, the stain has melded nicely with the pants and seems to no longer be visible.

Lisa- (Hi Honey!) See, usually, I'd not change and do just that, which is apparently what the fates were telling me. Won't make that mistake, again. (Hi to all your gorgeous ones, too!)

Ruth- La-de-da-de-de, La-de-da-de-da... Oh, there will be stains. Glorious stains. (burp)

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my goodness...you sound like me!
there are days where I go through two to three outfits before something finally works. it's pathetic, really.

I have been dying to get one of those Tide to-go pens. I've heard they work pretty good.

have a happy thanksgiving!!

5:28 PM  
Blogger listmaker said...

solution: longer lab coat

Have a happy Thanksgiving. RT and I are off to NewTown where I'll be quickly covered with all sorts of stains.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time this happens (and there will be a next time), just tell everyone on staff and all of your patients that you got squirted with pus from a boil you lanced. They'll totally believe you.

7:52 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

I (heart) Rozanne!

Twins again - I have done things much like this...

p.s. to the ol' Rf-er - Happy Thanksgiving!

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear ya. I should listen to *A* when she says take out what you want to wear the night before. It's easier. But I never get to it.
Hopefully no one noticed the stain.

Have a happy and safe thanksgiving!

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Leigh-Ann said...

Maybe you should have become an ophthalmologist, so none of your patients would be able to see spots and stains :)

3:43 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Amy- I need to get one of those. Do they really work like the ad shows???

Listie- Mine goes to the low thigh but I don't button it. Perhaps I need one in a neurosurgeon lenght (an inch from the floor).

Rozanne- See, you always have the right solution!

Teri- Don't we all heart Rozanne? So practical and yet so witty. (Dad says "Hi" back.)

Sanjay- That's just too organized. I am even fuzzier before bed than after a shower.

Leigh-Ann- Do you think it's too late for a career move? Although eyeballs skeeve me...

8:30 PM  

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