Friday, March 14, 2008

From The Answering Machine of...

Please note that the following message is based on an actual call. Some items have been embellished or paraphrased to offer the gentle reader some context and to enhance the humor, but all-in-all, it was a pretty damn funny message on its own.

Sunday, March 9, 5:30pm
Hi, uh... Elizabeth. This is Kathryn. First, thanks for having us over on Friday evening. As always, we had a great time, and it was fun to laugh over Megan's imaginary illness. Bummer that kept us from seeing The Other Boleyn Girl together, but what can you do?
So, um... about that imaginary illness... you know... those dots that daycare thought was a rash but the doctor said were just dots? Well, as it turns out, Megan does have Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. It's pretty contagious. So, uh... sorry. *click*


Jessica said...

I read about this on Chris' blog too. Yipes!
Actually, someone had this at one of the companies I was working at in Davis about 400 years ago.
There were signs up everywhere, and the floor got bleached, but other than that...
It seems like it's something that sounds worse than it really is...but, then again, my kid doesn't have it.
How is Marcus?

eaf said...

He's fine. In fact, we're not really positive he has it. I think it's just some viral rash of some sort. None of the kids at daycare have had the mouth sores, and few of them have had the rash where it supposedly appears (hands and feet). Most of them have it on the face and legs.

The only thing that's bad about it is when they have it in their mouth, which Athena did. (I can't post links, but it was early July of 2005 if you want to look back at that). The rash on the body doesn't bother them at all.

Thanks for asking! It's nothing compared to, say, having your tonsils out or even, perhaps, carrying a baby inside you on one hip. THAT stuff sucks. This is just sort of annoying.

Jessica said...

Any illness in any person is bad! :)

We've got croup now! We've moved on from silly surgical owies!

Here's how much I need to just go ahead and join the medical profession...
I read Hand Foot and Mouth disease and though, ah, Coxsackie virus...
Sick. Twisted.
I'm the next House! No limp, nicer boobs.