First day of the new semester for Miss KT, and...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by KTMom91, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    ...she called to tell me a girl in her dorm has both strep and pinkeye.

    The next call will be her telling me her eyes itch, and what should she do about it.

    The third will be to tell me her throat feels scratchy and she's tired.

    I swear, this reminds me of the note I wrote for her in second grade..."Please excuse Miss KT's tardiness this morning. She had a severe case of hypochondria."

    Sigh. :groan:
     
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Ohhhhh... I so wish Onyxx didn't know the word "hypochondria"...

    Well, look at it this way. For itchy eyes, ice-cold washcloth. Wash face well. Scratchy throat? Honey lemon tea. Most people don't like it. Bwahahahaha!
     
  3. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    We work with a woman who gets every disease she sees on tv. Restless Leg Syndrome,........you name it.....lol.
     
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :rofl:

    Just nod your head, smile, and tell your little darlin' to go to the free clinic :)
     
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    That is so husband. I'm still trying to figure out how he could possibly think he "catches" kidney pain/issues.........bur miraculously he does every time I so much as have a twitch. :rofl:

    I've found showing little concern and giving direct and short answers nips it in the bud pretty quickly. Doesn't stop them from coming down with symptoms, does stop them carrying on about it for excessively long.
     
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Miss KT will not be the only one calling home with htis. I can remember realizing that every semi "cool" guy on my dorm floor was calling home at the same time about some problem. Then I realized they had all been to visit my next door neighbor's room in the last week and she was spending some time at the Health Center for a "personal infection". Seems there was a run on antibiotics at the student health center from my dorm floor (co ed dorm).
     
  7. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Don't call it hypochondria. Call it plumbopendulitis. Also known as "swinging the lead".

    Marg
     
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    :rofl: Marg I love it!!! I am sooooo going to use this on husband, I swear he'll think he's dying. hahahahaha
     
  9. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Sure it's not DUMBOpendulitis?
     
  10. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    No, dumbopendulitis is hanging around looking stupid.

    The other one is "plumbo-" meaning lead. Plumbing pipes traditionally (back in Roman times) were made of lead, which is why it's called plumbing. The symbol for lead is Pb, for this reason.

    Marg
     
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