Monday, 15 January 2007

accountants and designer vaginas

Okay.

I am a bad, hysterical, paranoid person.

Sally Social Worker had made a typo in her letter and meant January, not February. B spoke to her this afternoon and we have an appointment in a fortnight. She was considerately giving us space because she didn't know how long the medicals might take to arrange and it was a form letter.

I stand by my ranting about International police checks, though.

We have spent two hours closeted with Sarcastic Accountant this afternoon, with him patiently taking us through the personal tax stuff that needs to be submitted by the end of the month. I've also handed over all the day to day accounts to him now, so that he can keep on top of them during the year and doesn't have to spend an annual six weeks unpicking my podging together of twelve months worth of incomings and outgoings.

Me: So, Sarcastic Accountant, did you have a nice Christmas?
SA: Yes, thank you. Although we had a bit of a crisis with our daughter [who's two].
Me: [radiates intelligent interest]
SA: She was a bit worried about Santa coming in to the house.
Me: Oh?
SA: We met a man in a Santa suit while we were out shopping and we had to spend some time convincing her that Father Christmas wasn't a very bad man who smelt of cheap vodka.
Me: [chokes]

In other news, I have been participating in a thread about designer vaginas (link NOT safe for work) on downsizer.net this afternoon. I have a question that I would like to put to you:

Why? Why would someone do that?

And for today, that is all.



22 comments:

  1. did you feel mildly embarassed when you heard?

    Its irritating when you rant away and.....

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  2. did you feel mildly embarassed when you heard?

    Its irritating when you rant away and.....

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  3. Sally SW should proofread. There was no reason for you to think a date was a month out because of her typo and I think most of us would have been pretty upset at the implication you described.

    Memo to self - stick with what nature and three childbirths have given me. Ow. Though if incontinence were to strike, I'd be at the doctor's in no time.

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  4. I was once friends with a woman who had a bit of a lift "down there" (she suffered from post-natal incontinence apparently). The recovery from it was excruciating by all accounts. She said she'd never do it again.

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  5. Sally SW should proofread. There was no reason for you to think a date was a month out because of her typo and I think most of us would have been pretty upset at the implication you described.

    Memo to self - stick with what nature and three childbirths have given me. Ow. Though if incontinence were to strike, I'd be at the doctor's in no time.

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  6. I was once friends with a woman who had a bit of a lift "down there" (she suffered from post-natal incontinence apparently). The recovery from it was excruciating by all accounts. She said she'd never do it again.

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  7. Not a "bad, hysterical, paranoid person" at all. Given the stress of jumping through the hoops provided by the adoption service I think that you're being remarkably even tempered.

    As to the designer vagina thing - there's some very funny people out there. Very funny indeed. And I don't mean funny=haha.

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  8. Not a "bad, hysterical, paranoid person" at all. Given the stress of jumping through the hoops provided by the adoption service I think that you're being remarkably even tempered.

    As to the designer vagina thing - there's some very funny people out there. Very funny indeed. And I don't mean funny=haha.

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  9. Well... I do recall coming out of the anaesthesia after my hysterectomy and the doctors were poking each other and saying "Her husband's gonna LOVE this!" So maybe I have a designer vagina, after all. (You have no idea, at my age, how hard it was for me to write that sentence.)

    Sally SW should be sent to bed without her supper for putting you through all that. Then again, if she knew the agony she caused you, I bet she would beat herself up. At least, I hope she has that much decency.

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  10. Well... I do recall coming out of the anaesthesia after my hysterectomy and the doctors were poking each other and saying "Her husband's gonna LOVE this!" So maybe I have a designer vagina, after all. (You have no idea, at my age, how hard it was for me to write that sentence.)

    Sally SW should be sent to bed without her supper for putting you through all that. Then again, if she knew the agony she caused you, I bet she would beat herself up. At least, I hope she has that much decency.

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  11. I'm really glad that the letter wasn't what it seemed. Whew!

    As for the designer vagina phenomenon, anyone who doesn't like my girl parts the way they are can take a long walk on a short pier! Not that most people would ever have a chance to evaluate them. ;-)

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  12. I'm really glad that the letter wasn't what it seemed. Whew!

    As for the designer vagina phenomenon, anyone who doesn't like my girl parts the way they are can take a long walk on a short pier! Not that most people would ever have a chance to evaluate them. ;-)

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  13. Really? Gosh. Every time I go over to downsizer it's all mulches and foraging!

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  14. Really? Gosh. Every time I go over to downsizer it's all mulches and foraging!

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  15. Ooh, I'm so glad it was all a case of crossed wires. Don't feel bad about your rant, the adoption process is important to you, you are entitled to rant if you think you have been rejected unfairly. And I still think 'they' are being rather cruel.

    I'm with Lisa about Downsizer. Last time I visited it was all mulches and foraging, oh, and vegetable storage. Wow, it has changed. I'm not going to discuss the designer vagina thing because the very thought is making me cross my legs and cringe.

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  16. Ooh, I'm so glad it was all a case of crossed wires. Don't feel bad about your rant, the adoption process is important to you, you are entitled to rant if you think you have been rejected unfairly. And I still think 'they' are being rather cruel.

    I'm with Lisa about Downsizer. Last time I visited it was all mulches and foraging, oh, and vegetable storage. Wow, it has changed. I'm not going to discuss the designer vagina thing because the very thought is making me cross my legs and cringe.

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  17. Pete - yeah, just a smidge :). But I still think a lot of it is valid. And I suppose it's good to get these things off one's chest.

    I can quite see the point in having things *down there* tweaked if there's a health reason - but the idea of getting it done just for looks seems a bit odd. The downsizer thread actually started out about sexism - because someone pointed out an article about a woman having it done and who had requested female surgeons. The article completely ignorned the cosmetic nature of the op.

    I feel more comfortable with mulching, all things considered.

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  18. Pete - yeah, just a smidge :). But I still think a lot of it is valid. And I suppose it's good to get these things off one's chest.

    I can quite see the point in having things *down there* tweaked if there's a health reason - but the idea of getting it done just for looks seems a bit odd. The downsizer thread actually started out about sexism - because someone pointed out an article about a woman having it done and who had requested female surgeons. The article completely ignorned the cosmetic nature of the op.

    I feel more comfortable with mulching, all things considered.

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  19. I so want to click on that link but I'm at work.. I'llhave to remember to do that later.

    January is a good thing I take it. I can't believe how long this whole adoption thing takes, I feel for you.

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  20. I so want to click on that link but I'm at work.. I'llhave to remember to do that later.

    January is a good thing I take it. I can't believe how long this whole adoption thing takes, I feel for you.

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  21. Oh, OK, am at home now, and I have NO F***ING IDEA why somebody would want to do that... Ew.

    Great article though. Thanks for posting, and risking all those weird google searches.

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  22. Oh, OK, am at home now, and I have NO F***ING IDEA why somebody would want to do that... Ew.

    Great article though. Thanks for posting, and risking all those weird google searches.

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