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Ohme
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0 posted 11-27-1999 10:13 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ohme

On Call

I have a busy beeper
that I carry 'round with me.
And when it starts to sing
I always know who it will be.
Ooop, the darn thing just went off
they're paging me again.
And when I call them on the phone
they'll ask me to come in.
No time to put the groceries back
must leave the grocery cart.
The manager is watching me.
Now watch me break his heart.
I'm not his favorite customer
he doesn't like my action.
Seems it takes a dozen times
to finish one transaction.



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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me, it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!

© Copyright 1999 Lorene Meadows - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-27-1999 10:51 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

hehe. Those beepers will do it every time. Cute poem, Ohme.
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2 posted 11-27-1999 10:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh you poor thing, that sounds mighty frustrating! Wonderful poem, Ohme!

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Denise

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3 posted 11-27-1999 10:59 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Great poem Ohme May I ask what you do that they need you so quickly, curious minds just wondered is all??.....

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there IS to celebrate.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Ohme
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4 posted 11-27-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Thanks, Balladeer. Only once did they beep again and say go back home, LOL

It was Denise!

Isis, I retired Oct 1 this year. I was Nuclear Medicine/Ultraound Technologist in Colorado. When Emergency room needed me it could be a matter of life or death and I had 20 minutes to get there to perform tests that help make the diagnosis. Left a lot of grocery carts after telling the manager there was frozen foods and milk in basket. He understood. Could have been one of his relatives I was going in to see.

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me, it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!

WhtDove
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5 posted 11-28-1999 12:47 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ohme, understandably a serious situation, but humorously put! When my oldest daughter broke her humorous bone, they called the surgeon and he happened to be in the check out line in the store. Didn't have time to put anything away. hehe...
When your needed your needed. Thanks for sharing this.
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 11-28-1999 11:27 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Ohme: Great poem and no laughing but I had you down as a teenager...and I'm sitting here chuckling to myself... ..Job sounds fascinating as well..

HUGS

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Ohme
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7 posted 11-28-1999 01:27 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

WhtDove, I have been in the shower, wet from head to toe. No time to dry my hair. Just dress and go. Visitors to Emergency room often wonder why the employees look so bedraggeled. Most of the time it is because 15 to 20 minutes ago, we were living our life not working!

Rainbow Girl, I wonder does that mean I am in my second childhood or is it possible that I never grew up?, LOL I'm relieved to find you didn't think I was an old goat!
And (((((((Hugs))))))) to you too.

[This message has been edited by Ohme (edited 11-28-1999).]
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8 posted 11-28-1999 01:58 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

OhMe - This is so cute.
And for the times you made the dash - thanks a million. I think back to the many rushes this mom had to the emergency room ... so glad the other ~beepers~ were there for us.


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Ohme
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9 posted 11-28-1999 02:01 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

No Problem Marge. When I turned in my beeper, someone else gladly took it. There is no void.

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Yesterday is history,
tomorrow just a mystery.
And if today is good to me,
it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!


WhtDove
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10 posted 11-28-1999 02:02 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Oh geez Ohme. The shower and all. Well, as many times as we've been in the ER this year alone I have to give you a great BIG THANK YOU! I guess we never really think about what you guys give up to do your job for us!
THanks so much for running out wet headed!!!

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