Monday, March 8, 2010

Beware the Sue

While I was on a long run the other day, my mind wandered around the forest, found a few trees, and came back.  Then I realized I was thinking about women named "Sue" and how many of them are BEE-OTCHes.  Yeah, crazy huh?  It's not "Susan" or "Suzanne" or "Suzie".  Apparently, only the name "Sue" creates this horrifying image of pure female witchy bitchiness from my haunted past.

When I was 10 and taking swimming lessons at the local pool, the instructor you DID NOT want to get was.....you guessed it, SUE.  She was old.  She was probably 28, but anybody over 16 was ancient to silly 10-year-olds.   She was mean.  She actually made you learn the strokes and swim and yelled at you if you didn't.  Sheesh!

I'm sure all the bullies in junior high were named "Sue" or "Annette" but the next infamous "Sue" I encountered was another instructor.  This time, I was an adult taking a fitness training class at the YMCA.  SUE was the drill sergeant....er...trainer and she made you do the work/exercises correctly and yelled at you if you didn't.  OK.  Maybe she didn't yell but she sure had a loud voice.   Heaven forbid if you had a question about something....


Just to be clear, our fellow blogger named Sue from Farvel Cargo is NOT a BEE-OTCH.  I've only "met" her online and she seems to have not inherited the "Sue" curse.  Evil Twin and Cat love her blog! 

Wait.  I think she is my new boss.

Uh oh.

In other news, Mom is looking less like a raccoon.  The coloring, with the help of gravity, has moved down her face to her neck.  She is able to see better but still has a big knot on her head. 

She has a broken nose and she saw the nose doctor today. The doctor said that it's up to her whether or not to fix her broken nose with surgery.  Unless she is having difficulty breathing or insists the nose be reshaped, the surgery is not a necessity.  As of right now, she is not having any breathing problems.  No surgery is planned.

Her arm is still very sore.  She wants to try to drive but I think she knows she's not ready yet.   

Sigh.

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers.


SPLAT!

What was that?

Oh, the poor cat fell off the couch.  He looks so surprised.  He thinks I pushed him.   Now he's licking himself in disgrace.  Silly beast.

30 comments:

honeypiehorse said...

I don't know anyone named Sue. Do you have a new job? I'm still working on interview questions, sorry I'm so lame, but I've been in transit for a few weeks. . .

Quirkyloon said...

Ah! And then there is the infamous Sue Hawk from the original Survivor with her rat/snake speech!

Talk about bee-yotch!

Glad to hear your Mommie is doing better.

ReformingGeek said...

@honeypie - No new job, just making jokes about girls named Sue. ;-)

@Quirky - Exactly!

VE said...

What about the boy named sue?

I know all about broken noses and surgery. Make sure they numb the upper nose if they do surgery. They forgot with mine...let's just say the packing they stuffed up there hurt A LOT!

Leeuna said...

Yeah, Sue from Farval Cargo is a great gal. My first wasband had an affair with a woman named Suzanne, so I don't like that name so much.

Your poor mom! I'm glad she is on the mend. A broken nose is very painful. My first wasband broke... Never mind. TMI.

Stop pushing Cat off the couch. Poor kitty. My first wasb...

AmyLK said...

Glad your mom is doing better! And I agree with Leeuna, be nice to Cat! lol

ReformingGeek said...

@VE - I have not met the boy named Sue! OUCH!!!!

@Leeuna - Thanks. You are hilarious, GF! OK, I'll try to be nice to Kitty.

@AmyLK - Thanks. I'm trying. Hee Hee.

Marvin D Wilson said...

Glad to hear about your mom looking "less like a raccoon," lol.

About this SUE business, why do you think they use that name when someone wants to "sue" you, hmm?

The Old Silly

Mrsblogalot said...

I don't know one Sue. I feel lucky now. Glad your mom is getting better!

ReformingGeek said...

@Marvin - Thanks. Good point!

@Mrsblogalot - Thanks. I hope "Sue" does not hold the same curse with you just in case you meet one.

CatLadyLarew said...

Come to think of it, I've never had a friend named Sue... Hmmmm.

Hope you're mom's feeling better soon!

Deb said...

I can't remember any Sues growing up. There was an evil Joanne and Satan herself was named Dale Hawks. Very fitting name for the latter since her nose was a beak.

Glad mom is on the mend.

If that is Cat leaving his evil paw prints all over my car at work every day, be warned. I am bringing the BB gun tomorrow.

ReformingGeek said...

@CatLady - Thanks. I'm glad you have no Sues!

@Deb - Thanks. Joanne and Dale will do for your Sues. Beak nose. I love it!

Put the gun down. I will remove Cat from your car. He was just trying to soak up some rays.

Zyada said...

Gives a whole new layer of meaning to the term "Mary Sue" (SFW term, rest easy if you have to google it)

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

How strange! I've also known several Sue's who were total bitches. Not my Aunt Sue, though. She's very nice.

Collette said...

Glad Mom is doing bit better.
I have a sister named Susie & she's ok, but my cousin named Sue, completely lives up to the name.
I have read Farvel Cargo & like it very much. You are right, that Sue is not a BE-OTCH!

ReformingGeek said...

@Zyada - I think I will have to look up my name today. ;-)

@Mike - It's all in the name. I'm glad there is an exception for you, though.

@Collette - Thanks. I'm so glad I'm not alone with this problem..

Nooter said...

you should get your mom a tshirt that says 'i fought the law and, the law won' hee hee!

also, have you though of moving your couch up onto the roof of the house, right there at the edge. have the cat sit there with you, and then.....

meleah rebeccah said...

Im VERY happy your MOM is doing better!

And, OMG. My step dads EX-WIFE was named "Sue" and so was one of my mom's old friends and BOTH of them are HUGE bitches! ahahahahhahahaha

Chaotically Calm said...

Hola Reforming,

I don't know anyone named Sue but I do know some biotches! Most of them are actually men but that's neither here nor there. Maybe they dress up in drag and call themselves Sue...of course that might actually make them normal!

ReformingGeek said...

@Nooter - I'm not taking Cat to the roof. He can go by himself.

@Meleah - Thanks. Yes, it's apparently some kind of curse.

@Chaotic - Howdy! Hum.....men bitches huh? Unless they are in drag, I have another name for them: a**holes.

The Constant Complainer said...

Quirkyloon is right about 'Survivor." Strangely, the other day, I was thinking about how many people I knew named Sue Ellen. LOL. Seriously.

The Constant Complainer said...

P.S. I know that I've been a terrible blog buddy lately. But part of it is that I was on vacation. A little R&R...

So I'm playing catch-up tonight and promise to do a good job. And hope you'll visit back soon as well. We have a lot of complaining going on. Ha!

mama-face said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry for your mom. I did not know.

Your analysis of the name Sue is spot on. You are some kind of genius. She was OLD...haha, so true through the eyes of a child.

ReformingGeek said...

@Constant - The "Sues" find ways to torture us. I hope you had a good vacation!

@mama-face - Thanks. Yep. "Sue" strikes again.

gayle said...

I only new one Sue and she was kind of like that!!
Glad your mom is doing better!!

otin said...

Bill or George! Anything but Sue!!!

LOL! Yes, I am a Johnny Cash fan!

Glad that your mom is better!

ReformingGeek said...

@Gayle - Thanks. I didn't realize I was onto something big!

@Otin - Thanks! May you remain Sue-less.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Sues are always bitches. I thought you knew that.

And are you sure you didn't actually push the cat???

Ivy said...

Now you got me thinking... who do I know named Sue? I know Suzies and Susans... I can think of one Sue, but we call her Miss Sue. She's actually a sweetheart, it must be the Miss. I'm going to have to think on this one.

The name Dave is the same way. The Dave curse is out there... I know a few nice Daves, but most of the men out there named Dave.... bad news bears.

This is my fist real comment on here, but I love your stuff. Keep it up!


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