Rolling Stool Blues Revisited

        You remember my story on the rolling stools?  Today I went into room three and the thing was gone.  Now who would steal a rolling stool?  Years ago we had a very poor patient who used to steal pap smear spray (I can’t imagine what use he’d have for it) but no one had ever lifted any furniture.

       Myrd found it in room six.  A family had come in with mama for a consultation and there weren’t enough seats in the exam room, so they borrowed it from the first open room when they went down the hall.

        I’ve gotten to where there’s no reason to get upset over small things anymore.  I went in the room.  “Hey y’all, can I borrow this chair?  I’ve got a bit of an emergency over here.”  

       “Sure Dr. Bibey, no problem.  Can I help?”

         “NAP man, got it under control.”  He was happy, and I had my chair back without a fight.  All good.   As I have gotten older, I have mellowed out.  After all I have seen on this old earth there ain’t no reason to draw battle lines over trivia anymore, and I almost always have a strategy in the pocket to resolve an issue.  

        Seems like I remember my Dad saying something like, “Son, is this the worst thing that is going to happen to you today?  If so, you are a lucky boy.”  Hm.  Dad, I guess you are right. 

Dr. B

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6 Comments on “Rolling Stool Blues Revisited”

  1. pandemonic Says:

    Ha! You should put your name on your rolling stool. Although, I’m still thinking an invention to lock the wheels is a great idea. No one would steal your stool then.

  2. drtombibey Says:


    If you invent it, I’ll be your first customer, and I’ll promote it on my blog too.

    Dr. B

  3. mrschili Says:

    Doc, I say that to myself all the time. “Well, Chili, if this is the worst thing that happens to you all day, you’ll be lucky.”

    It’s a wonder what a positive outlook can do for one’s life.

  4. drtombibey Says:

    They say great minds think alike mrschili! Dr. B

  5. vacelts Says:

    Sounds like your dad was a wise man.

  6. drtombibey Says:

    Hello Valcets,

    He is still going strong at 79 and holding, and I have learned much from him. I need to do a post on that sometime.

    Thanks for visiting and come back and check in from time to time.

    Dr. B

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