TRUST ME, wear the clean underwear!!
Yesterday, I went to my son's hockey game, was approaching the turn off to the rink, when I saw a woman, standing outside on the corner, taking off her clothes, wearing, very nice, nude-colored undies. I'm thinking, what the hel... is this woman some kind of NUT or what??!! She was prancing around and I said to myself, that looks like Cindy, one of the moms whose son went to preschool and all thru school with my son. The cars are blocking the roadway now, and I figure something is very wrong here, I KNOW Cindy would rather be caught dead than seen in public in her undies, in a pile of leaves no less. I figured she had a bee sting or spidder in her clothing or something.
I pull my station wagon over, shove the dog in, and shut the door, I run over to her, and I am taking off my long denim jacket to cover her with and she keeps pushing it off, I'm saying Cindy, honey what is wrong?? She is screaming and shrieking, finally manages to get out, she was scalded by boiling water., she turns around, and all down her side was what looked like first degree at that moment, knew it would develop into second, just hadn't even had time to blister yet. She didn't want to go to the hospital. Finally I convinced her to get the Hell off the road, in her undies, and into my car. Put her in the backseat, the damn dog jumped on her,she screams, I yank the dog out, and handed her to another woman I know and said find my husband, give him the dog. And I high-tail it to the ER about 10 min away. There is no electricity at the rink yet, that is why Cindy, who runs the concession stand, had this humongous urn of boiling water in her car, took the corner, and it fell over onto her (somehow from the backseat of her SUV). No running water there either, otherwise I would have run her right up to a hose. I figure fastest thing to do is get her right to the ER.
So, here we are, Cindy in the back, her leg up and on top of the passengers seat, in her underwear, and all I can think is if someone looks into my car from an SUV point of view, this will look mighty strange!!
I pull right up to the ER bay, and they came out and helped Cindy in, and then told me I had to move my car, so I went to park it, she was in good hands. Came back and her best buddy Carmen and boyfriend met me in the ER, I gave them all of Cin's things, and then I left, since they wouldn't let any of us in at that point.
Today, I get to the game, they give me a free hot dog, soda, twizzlers, and I say I didn't do anything! I just drove her to the ER. They said, Cindy is so hyper, and claustrophobic, she never would have been OK in an ambulance, they were so glad I "knew just what to do."
I asked Carmen how she was, she was transferred to a burn unit 3rd degree 18%. Carmen lifts up her shirt and says look, new bra, lowers her pants, matching new undies. I will NEVER leave the house w/o clean underwear again, she says. Then we laughed hystericaly since all Cindy's nurses were male. She was cracking jokes, why do I get all the male nurses when my a$$ is burned??!! I am so glad she will be OK, maybe I'll be her visting nurse when she gets home!!
Of course I missed my son's first goal! Go figure!