Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gift Shop Comes Through in a Crisis

There is no substitute for ingenuity.

Today at a monthly meeting of all the directors and managers of Fauquier Hospital, I discovered that the back of my brand new blue dress had developed a foot-long tear, right down the middle of my back, and low enough that the jacket wouldn’t cover it.

I ran, carefully, to the Health Resource Center, where my friend and co-worker Gayla Vandenbosche assessed the damage, gasped in a horrified sort of way and ordered me not to move.

I lurked with my back to the wall while she flew down the hall looking for a lab coat.

Returning a few minutes later, and explaining that lab coats weren’t long enough, she helped me drape a blue scarf from the Fauquier Hospital Gift Shop around myself. She tied it with a flourish and proclaimed me fit to go out in public. Not only was I saved from an embarrassing moment, I was more stylish than ever.

Just goes to show you that no matter what you need, you can find it in the Fauquier Hospital Gift Shop.

Thanks, Gayla, for watching my back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was probably more of your back(side) than I care to watch in the future, but glad for the happy "ending" to the story :-)