So these were some funny stories recently...
First, I came across an information system with a comical name.
Let just say that it rhymes with venus and starts with the letter P.
Well not exactly that word, but it very, very close.
When I heard it, I could not help but say, "That's an unfortunate [system] name."
That's the thing about names and acronyms...you really have to think about what they stand for and what they sound like or you can get yourself into some pretty ridiculous situations and problems.
Second story is when I was talking to this lady and I asked how she was feeling after going through some surgery and then having various complications from it.
She told me the pain and problems she was having, and the tests and doctors she is continuing to have to see ,and that physical therapy didn't help much.
I'm nodding and empathizing and then after this went on for a while, all I could say in dismay for all what she had been through was "Ay, yai, yai."
Then she asked me about how I was doing after my hip surgeries and I told her how grateful I was for the modern medical procedures and G-d's blessing that enabled me to walk again.
But what was really funny is that she then starts going, "Ay, yai, yai."
And as the conversation wore down, we were both looking at each other and practically saying in harmony, "Ay, yai, yai."
Anyway...sometimes there's nothing left to say but just that. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)