A big bad beetle bug blithely browses on the begonias.
I mentioned a while back that I had finally applied for and been accepted by the VA hospital. Well the other day I received my little booklet telling me all the things they will, and won't do for me, so now I know where I stand with the VA.
One of the things I was hoping they would help me with is my hearing, and its not because I don't hear everything, because I do. It's because family members keep telling me I don't hear everything. But if their right how come I can always hear them telling me that I don't hear very well.
Fact is I can hear everything I want to hear, but unfortunately I can still hear some things I don't want to hear. So if I could simply stop hearing the things I don't want to hear my hearing would be perfect.
And any way why should my hearing be blamed when people are whispering all the time, if they would simply speak up everything would be fine and I wouldn't have to ask them to repeat things over and over.
And what language do they speak at the McDonald's drive-through? All I ever hear them say is, garble garble muffled whisper garble garble, and after they say it twice I just say yes and take whatever they give me.
Now I do know my hearing does have a slight problem because during my separation physical from the Air Force the audiologist asked me, after he had finished my hearing test, if I worked on the flightline? I told him yes and he said, I thought so because you have a hearing loss in the same frequency of C-130 turboprop engines, and I said, what did you say?
Now the reason I mention that is because the VA says that they will take care of my hearing problems if the problem is service related. But if it's just a case of an old geezer that can't hear very well anymore, then I'm on my own.
So hopefully deep in the bowels of some abandoned government warehouse there still exists the paperwork for my separation physical from 1969, which will show that at least some of my hearing loss was service related, so I can be issued the latest government ear trumpet for nothing more than a small co-pay.
A one footed goose I spotted at the park the other day, the goose was having a lot of trouble getting around, and probably flies okay, but can only swim in circles.