Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Tingle tingle, BIG ache

There was once a girl who walked into work and said: "Come look at my flea bites everyone!" Curiosity got this cat and I saw she had little, red, itchy spots from the knee below. It made me feel scratchy all day.

But that gal was brave. You've got to give her that. If I had what she had I would quiver and cower in the corner, reminding myself that I am full of fleas, an object of disgust and disdain and not single soul should ever gain knowledge of my flea infestation.

That was then. And this is now. Now being characterised by a cold sore at the tip of my right nostril. Yes, it is gross, vile and ever so disgusting. People may even walk in the opposite direction in malls when they spot it. But the point I am trying to make is why should I feel so ashamed? People get infected with various bugs but, life carries on. I am tired of wanting to hide in my cupboard away from the worlds judging eyes.

And the cherry on this sundae is that it is mosquito season. Instead of getting bitten on my eye lid, I got bitten below my left eye. It is now puffy around my cheek bone area and I look squint. There you have it - the Frankenstein monster has been located in Jozi, SA.

And you know what? I am trying not to give a damn about looking beastly as my face heals itself. And while doing that, maybe I should walk into work and say: "Hey everyone come and look at my fever blister and mosquito bite!"


David Crofts Munro said...


I expect you have no need to worry.

Your words -indications of your action- speak loud and clear.

One has not to worry if she has a cole sore, a spot -or what not!

Her words indicate a marvelous and beautiful creature and she need not worry about such trivial things.

Be well.

I look forward to reading more of your blogs.


Jo and JD said...

Well needless to say, if people in the mall see you and going running in the other direction, then it is they that has lost a great opportunity. The one to know the beauty and fanastic person that dwells inside of you.

Why not.......... Take yourself to work and invite everyone to come look at your booboos.

prixie said...

david: thanks for popping by and the kind words.

jo and jd: heheeeheee...thanks. I'm actually already almost fully healed.

Anonymous said...

Whats wrong with Frankenstein?

Jennifer Shirk said...

LOL! I'm sure it's worse in your mind. But I hope you're all healed by now. :)

Anonymous said...

Strange .... there's a word that come to mind!

liam said...

pshaw, it'll be healed soon enough. besides, dealing with crap makes one more sensitive to other people's crap, right?

singlewheatfemale said...

yeah...gross image in the min aside.... (kidding..) u shall heal rey... :)
made me smile tho... :D..
maybe u should..u know.... got to work and announce to the world about your rather spots? ;)

Pravin said...

Awwww. There there. You could always cut holes in a grocery bag and place it over your face :D.

*ducks* *grins* and *runs away*

Prixie said...

anon: he's actually cute - in a freakish way. ;p

jennifer: yup, all healed!

liam: so so true

SWF: lol...

pravin: *puts foot in your mouth* ;p