Dec 28, 2017

Touchdown!

Greetings folks.  We had no problem exchanging the tool set at Sears.  On to Macy's!  I miss having that store local.
 
Trying on coats there created some concerned looks.  An old lady with wild hair and gray roots kept grabbing her left arm and wincing in pain.  When I grab my arm in pain I also bend over as if I'm ready to hurl.  I'm not sure if the other shoppers were concerned about that or if I was having a heart attack.  After several attempts, even with his help, I had to stop.
 
  While Mark was watching TV in another room, I tried on an older coat (younger days, thinner hips) and happened to get stuck.  First of all, it was too small, and trying it on with a sweatshirt beneath was just .. well... stupid.  The delicate maneuver of slipping the bad arm in at the same time as the good one without his help failed, and the coat somehow ended up stuck on my head and covered my face.  I could not lower either arm because my head took up all the slack in the coat, nor could I raise the arms any higher to release the tension.  I started to panic and ran around with a full length coat covering my face while signaling a touchdown.  Not quite up all the way, may be called for a review, more like a cheerleader signaling the V for victory.  Mark looked at me as usual with that "what the hell" look on his face.  Couldn't pull it off the arms without breaking my neck, couldn't pull it off my head without breaking my arms.  I started laughing so hard, and although the bathroom was close, it was an unattainable goal.   
 
In case you ever see a woman signaling a touchdown with a coat covering her face and head, grab the hem and pull it up over the head to release the victim.  If she has claustrophobia, expect a panic until the coat is completely removed.
 
I'm taking several Tylenol and going back in to score today.
 
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13 comments:

C. M. Designs said...

Your situation sounds like an "Ethel and Lucy" episode. I know how it is to put a coat on with a sore arm or shoulder. I feel for you !
Charlotte in Va.

Kate said...

Thank you for the laugh. I hope your arm heals quickly.

Vickie said...

You KNOW I FEEL for you. Literally. I hope you heal quickly my friend. I will be letting you know what the orthopedic says.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Too funny! Not that your shoulder hurts...

Anonymous said...

Winter cape. Love mine.

Carol said...

Truly laughing here--and I know I shouldn't, but you really could be a comedy writer :) On the serious side--I hope your arm gets better soon!

Heritage Hall said...

Hysterical....although I sense your pain. Hope the gyrations didn't strain your arm further and that you will be back to flexibility soon....

Barb said...

Now you have me laughing, sorry at your expense!Take care of that arm!

Sweet Sue said...

are you sure that in another life you weren't a comedy writer for the dick van dyke show?! plz take care of your arm...

Ele said...

Thank you for the laugh! Hope your are will heal quickly
Take care

debbie haggard said...

OMG -- to be a fly on the wall at your house! I was laughing so hard my son had to come see what was going on. Please take care of that arm!

Krissy B. said...

I'm dying here. Mark and I are laughing so hard at this while envisioning the event. I hope your Mark has a great sense of humor. You might want to move to some place where sleeves are not needed.Not here. It's been -30's and no sun for a long time. I too need to move. Go girl!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Having suffered with Frozen Shoulder for the past 13 months, I can TOTALLY SYMPATHIZE with the pain you are dealing with, but have to say that your sharing of your coat story had me laughing!! Thank you for your sense of humor, Marly!!! I really do hope your shoulder and arm heal very soon, too!! Stay away from those coats!!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

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