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Shorter But Nicer [Jan. 14th, 2009|12:06 pm]
Tony Grist
I had my follow-up blood test this morning. Also I got measured and weighed. I'm 5'7" and 12st. 7oz. Don't ask me how that translates into metric. Ailz says I can't be 5'7" because she's 5'7" and I'm taller than her. Really? So we measured up against one another and our eyes are pretty much on the level. We also looked in the mirror, but it's a dressing-table mirror and we couldn't see our heads. Maybe I used to wear higher heels or something.

The nurse was in a bit of a grump. It's her afternoon off and she has a class to go to- something to do with measuring pulses in diabetic feet. "Yes," I said, shamelessly, "I don't suppose they'll have anything to tell you that you don't already know." "Well, she said, reflectively, "They usually come up with something new". She was a lot cheerier after that.

I'm trying hard to be nice to people these days.  Making a real effort.  This started before I returned to church, but I don't suppose it's unconnected. Yesterday I found myself surveying my LJ post after I'd written it- and wondering if I'd been sufficiently nice to the authors I'd critiqued.  Because Christians are unfailingly nice, right?  Ogodogodogodogod, I'm turning into Cliff Richard!

[User Picture]From: oakmouse
2009-01-14 05:36 pm (UTC)
If you think Christians are unfailingly nice, I recommend a course of reading of certain prominent Christian authors such as CS Lewis (The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape Proposes a Toast and The Great Divorce ought to be a good start) and JRR Tolkien (have a shot at Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics and On Faery Stories, plus the foreword to The Lord of the Rings). Those ought to introduce you to reasoned, intelligent, and reasonable Christian snark quite nicely. ;)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-01-14 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder.

And of course the very word "snark" originates with that intellectually wiry Anglican clergyman, Lewis Carroll.
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