Struggling to be Understood
“What frivolity!” I observed, making polite conversation. Just because I was being scanned for a head injury was no reason to forget my manners.
The techs stared blankly.
Chief XRay Tech: What?
CXT: What’s that?
FrumeSarah: Frivolity? Oh…you know. Filled with mirth.
CXT: blink. blink.
FrumeSarah: Um…joyful abandonment?
CXT: We didn’t abandon anything. Say, are like a teacher or somethin’?
DadGiraffe thought we might want to inform the medical team that this was normal behaviour for Frume Sarah and not evidence of any acute medical condition.
Disturbingly, when retelling the story to the ER doc, he corrected my pronunciation…incorrectly.
Yes, just an ordinary day in Frume Sarah’s World.