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Barely Made It

No one is ever ready for an unexpected trip to the ER, and as it happens, I ended up needing to head to the hospital after midnight one evening. I didn’t have time to bother getting dressed, so I just kept my split-up-the-back nightshirt on and used my comforter to cover myself up and keep warm for the ride and while I waited.

It was a while before I was seen and I wheeled around the emergency waiting area to pass the time. At some point, a nice woman came over to chat for a minute. Graciously, she pointed out that she didn’t think I intended to have my naked backside showing for all to see and casually reached over and adjusted my blanket. I was thankful to her, but looked over at my husband disappointedly and said, “Your only job was to make sure I was covered up, and you failed!”