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This blog is where I express myself to the world or at least to those who might stop by to read what I post . Maybe God will use what I post (I am a Christian and this blog will have a most decidedly Christian bent to it) to good effect in the lives of my readers.

I may turn some of my posts into a book. I may cease blogging here altogether. Who knows. But for now..I am content to post away in this, my own little corner of the world.

Rather than reading through my now lengthy list of posts you may wish to read what I consider to be my very best posts or you can just read the posts that deal with a single subject category that might interest you.

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And if you are in San Diego and wish to meet the one and only Carlos (that's me )...drop me a private message. I always enjoy meeting one of my readers!



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A most hilarious thing happened to me on the way to the hospital!

Posted 06-20-2009 at 12:53 PM by carlos123

I don't like to just focus on solely the negative aspects of my hospital stay last night so I wanted to highlight something that happened to me that I found incredibly funny to bring balance to my otherwise negative recent posts.

After getting to the first clinic they basically said there was no guarantee of being able to see a doctor as a walk-in (their appointments had been full that day) so I made a choice to head straight to the hospital since, even if I had seen a doctor, they were not equipped to remove fluid and otherwise.

So I got on the trolley and headed down the road one stop to then transfer unto a bus that would take me to the hospital.

Getting off the trolley I saw a bus stop to the bus I wanted right next to the trolley but believing that I had to go in the other direction to get to the hospital I crossed the street, looked both ways for the nearest bus stop and not seeing any readily I decided to start hobbling down the street until I came upon the first bus stop in the direction I needed to go.

So off I went. One knee shattering step after step hobbling down the sidewalk (I was wearing my sandals with no cushion on the soles). Stopping very 10 steps or so to allow myself a short break.

I started asking others if they knew where the nearest bus stop was. No one knew (hardly anyone takes the bus in San Diego).

So I kept walking. Eventually I stopped a security guard who was making his runs and asked him. He pointed to the other side of the street and suggested I take that bus. While explaining to him that I needed to go in the opposite direction I looked to the other side of the street and came face to face with the fact that the street itself was a ONE WAY street!!

So here I had been walking and walking, hobbling really, up one side of the street looking for the first bus stop to take me in the wrong direction on a one way street!!

No wonder I couldn't find a bus stop! LOL.

Undeterred I then concluded that the thing for me to do was to walk over to the next street (which was the one going the opposite way) and find my stop there.

So...I painfully started hobbling along to the next street.

When I got to the corner and observed the bus stop signs I still didn't see the #3 that I needed going in the direction I needed to go in.

So I waited for the first bus at the nearest bus stop and asked them where I could catch the #3 to go to the hospital.

Well...unbeknown to me...the hospital was in the completely OPPOSITE direction to that which I thought it was in!!

So, not only had I first started walking up a one way street looking for a bus that would never come in the direction I was walking in but the hospital was actually in the wrong direction from that which I thought it was in!

Too funny! I was fortunate that I did not end up with dislocated shoulders from all the hobbling around on crutches that I did.

I'll tell you one thing though. I will never, ever again...ever look upon a person with crutches in the same way as I have before. As if they don't even exist as I go along my merry way.

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