Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons

Power of the squirting hand sanitizer….

Last week was filled with doctor appointments for me and my hurting back and neck. This is an ongoing, years long adventure with chronic pain. I’ve endured pain medications, injections of various kinds, physical therapy and so much more. Every now and then, the intensity of pain flares and I need to see the pain doctor.
We are fortunate to have found a trustworthy and knowledgeable pain doctor here in SC.  Alan always accompanies me for the doctor visit as we have learned having two people listening to instructions and diagnosis is better than one. Not to say that I don’t always listen to the doctor. Just sometimes I need reassurance. 🙂
This week, as we waited for the door to open to our waiting area and the doctor to enter, Alan and I chatted about the weather, the nice people at the office and how many people in the area have the flu. Normal conversation while waiting.
Suddenly, Alan remembered he needed to apply hand sanitizer because he had opened doors at the office and touched the elevator buttons, etc. Never can be too careful with all the sickness around us.
A huge long tube hanging on the wall next to the door was marked “Hand Sanitizer” in big bold letters. Perfect. Just what we needed to feel refreshed.
Jumping up to get a small squirt of the sanitizer to clean his hands, Alan pushed down on the appropriate lever and instead of a small amount being released into his hands, a HUGE squirt of the foam shot out across the whole room. The floor was covered in white foamy hand sanitizer.
“Oops!! Quick, clean it up.” I suggested.
Instead of grabbing a paper towel and wiping the floor, my dear husband smeared it in with his shoes. Yes, the stuff evaporated quickly, thank goodness.
After finding a way to have a small amount of hand cleaner, he sat down and let out a deep breath. How embarrassing that would have been if the doctor or nurse had entered the room at that moment and saw!
So, to the person having an appointment after us, the carpet was cleaner and the room had a scent of cleanliness. You are welcome. 🙂
In the midst of pain and worry, once again, God gave us something to laugh about.
Thank You, God.
Enjoy the day and remember to wash your hands.

  • lelandandbecky
    Posted at 19:44h, 04 February Reply

    I love when God gives us laughter in the midst of our troubles! “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine!” Hope you are feeling better!

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 22:17h, 04 February Reply

    Laughter is the best medicine, isn’t it? I’m sorry to hear you’ve had so much pain, Mimi. It certainly wears on you, after a while. Gosh, the flu this year certainly is scary. I’m constantly washing my hands and using my Wet Ones. I pray that you’re feeling better soon. xo

  • June Foster
    Posted at 23:01h, 04 February Reply

    Melissa, I know the situation was serious, but you gave me a couple of chuckles. I could just picture the expression on your husband’s face as the foam squirt across the room. So glad you were able to see the humor in it. I truly hope you back is better. I understand back pain. I’m just getting over a bout with it after our car wreck in Dec. Praying your feeling better soon. Thanks for your post today.

  • vmorgan456
    Posted at 01:09h, 05 February Reply

    so glad that you were able to worry in the midst of your pain. I could just imagine your husband trying to clean it up as quick as possible. I hope you pain is more manageable now.

    • vmorgan456
      Posted at 01:10h, 05 February Reply

      I mean laugh in the midst of your pain. Oh goodness

  • Karen
    Posted at 02:48h, 05 February Reply

    Love the humor, Mimi. I hope your back pain eases soon. In the meantime, they say laughter is the best medicine, right? 🙂

  • Carol
    Posted at 13:07h, 06 February Reply

    Made me chuckle since I know you and your love for hand sanitizer. We love you Mimi.

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