May 06, 2009

Open Mouth and Insert Swine Flu

I was in the school clinic today, hanging out with my friend who is the school nurse.

In the clinic sat a little girl, mocha colored skin, dark silky hair, very sweet. She'd smashed her finger in a door... bad smash... she was waiting for her Mom, and her sister came down to comfort her. (It was the end of the day.)

So here I stood with my friend talking, the sisters were in the back corner waiting for their Mom when the Vice Principal walked in and said, "How's everyone doing? Are we ok?"

And smart ass me replied, "We're peachy. No swine flu here!"

To which I heard the little girl in the back quietly say, "My uncle has the swine flu..." and the following conversation occurred to the best of my recollection.

Me: Holy crap. Are you serious?

Smashed Finger Girl: yes.

Me: Was he in Mexico?

Smashed Finger Girl: yes. That is where my father's family is from.

Me, feeling... pretty awful: Oh my. I am so sorry...

The VP had exited at some point, probably as horrified as I was...

The mother walked in and was hugging her daughter. As I left, I said quietly to the mother, "I am so sorry. I had no idea your brother in law had swine flu... I feel awful. I hope he's better..."

And with that I left.

Five minutes went by and my friend comes running out, "Bou! Bou! Wait! When you left the mother looked at me and said, "Was she... talking to ME?" and when I said yes, she said, "Nobody in our family has Swine Flu!""

I said, "She lied to me?! That little girl sat there straight faced and lied to me? I felt terrible!" and with that I could not quit laughing.

My friend shrugged and said, "It may have been a misdiagnosis, but I immediately said, "I have to go run tell Bou! She feels terrible!""

Holy crap. I thought I'd die... Whoda thunk it?

Posted by Boudicca at May 6, 2009 09:13 PM

Did she lie or did she hear someone talking and thought they said he had Swine Flu?

OMG - I'm also laughing.

Posted by: Teresa at May 7, 2009 12:44 PM

Teresa- I'm not really sure. I think she probably overheard someone talking and thought he had it. Kids. I have a feeling he was sick and someone said, "He probably has swine flu". Cracked me up. But... I am more careful now!

Posted by: Bou at May 8, 2009 06:34 AM

May that little liar get the swine flu!
...most likely she will end up as a politician or a lawyer.

Posted by: JihadGene at May 9, 2009 12:25 PM