The Doc decided that I needed a stress test so I headed off to do that yesterday - convinced of course, since I'm a Drama Queen, (sometimes), that I would die on the machine or end up having a quadruple bypass as others have had happen. Well, it was a zip - and he told me I have the stamina and heart of a 40 year old! I, of course, begged to differ with him. I also told him I had lived in a perpetual "stress test" for the last ten years so that was why I passed with flying colors. A little inside joke.
But the cool thing that happened was when I went downstairs at the clinic to pay. I assumed that I could pay with a credit card or American check - no, not possible. So the receptionist called the Dr. upstairs and this is what he said "Oh just bring the money buy when it is convenient for you". Would or could that happen in the USA? I don't think so. Don't you just love it?
Then I went to my favorite little funky place to eat a Texas brisket sandwich and coleslaw. YUM. When I came out, my car was blocked by a BIG truck unloading at the OXXO store. I couldn't even begin to imagine that I could get out without the big truck being moved. The truck driver came over and offered to move my car for me! He did! He was so good at maneuvering my car out of that tiny little spot - all with a sunny smile. Would that happen in the USA? I don't think so. Don't you just love it?
Oh, and then this morning on the way to the gym I sideswiped a parked panel truck - no one got excited, not even me and I just went on cause I didn't hurt the truck - just a little scratch on my Pathfinder. Well, I'm not going to say...........Don't you just love it.......but I did realize that I could care less about those little scratches. A BIG step for me.