Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Coke Head

The ear is still blocked. I finally got a referral for an appointment with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doc for next week, actually a week from today. I am becoming used to it, but I don't always hear the bell that alerts me to a customer. That is annoying, since I am sometimes chatting with the animals when someone enters and I am unaware until they call out. Some look at me like I am crazed, guess they think I am talking to myself. Some apologize for taking me from my family. I am usually admonishing one of the dogs for peeing in the floor as I mop it up .......

So, anyway, I was hit with an inspiration just now. I have been working in a garden all morning, pulling out the spent stalks and weeding heavily around all my plants to get them ready for a winter mulch (I have to start early, I have a whole lot of garden beds). I was determined to make it to end of this bed, since I started in the middle. I will finish the other side when the sun goes down.

But, that is not the inspiration. I was dripping wet and hot when I came in. I perused the cooler and chose a can of ice cold Coke. I don't indulge very often, but I really wanted one. I have seen all the things you can clean with coke and unclog drains with coke ..... usually Diet Coke, but still, this is some powerful stuff. I wondered for just an instant about pouring some in my ear!!!!

No, I didn't actually do it, but in mind's eye I could see it churning through whatever sits outside my eardrum and relieving the pressure in my head. I came to my senses as I went on to see it eating away at my eardrum and entering my brain. Would I then be a Coke Head??


Joanne Noragon said...

You're funny. Actually, the ENT probably will use a vacuum. No kidding.

Val said... IS a magical elixir. The demand for it as an ear-cleaner probably wouldn't even cut into the supply for my daily 44 oz Diet Coke.

Brian Miller said...

oy, i feel you. i had bad swimmers ear for the last week that has finally just cleared up. everything was a muffle. coke might do the trick. lol.

when i was in Nepal, once a week i would buy a coke (a 1 litre bottle was 30 cents) in a glass bottle and drink just a bit. most times share it. it was a great relief from luke warm filtered water.

Linda O'Connell said...

I am laughing so loud! I once removed a patch of ice under a tire with a can of coke when we were stranded on a mountain top in Alaska in sub zero. Might be worth a try, Kathy.