Friday, July 10, 2009

Ignoring Swiney

Hmmmm I seem to be scowling at myself in the camera lens - this was the best of a very bad lot!

Swiney has been out and about gallivanting around the countryside this week on a mission to get noticed. I teamed him with a black jacket on each ocassion so that there was a huge colour contrast between what I was wearing, and Swiney himself.

Sadly, Swiney has been virtually totally ignored by each and every person that I've come into contact with.

Monday Morning

Appointment with Respiratory Specialist (surely he would recognise Swiney).
No comment from the Receptionist upon entry.
No comment from Specialist during appointment.
Wasn't expecting much due to lack of sense of humour.

Thursday Morning

Picking up films from Radiology department at Hospital number one.
No comment from Radiology Receptionist who dealt with my query.
No comment from Radiology Receptionist who delivered my films to the waiting room.
Lots of stares from other people in the waiting room (not sure whether that was due to Swiney or whether they were just staring at me).

Thursday Lunchtime

Dropped into a friends house for lunch.
No comment from the three adult friends who were there.
While eating lunch, the 2 Year Old points out the yellow fuzzy with red bits on my jacket.
Yah for Swiney - he's finally been noticed!

Thursday Afternoon

Appointment at Hospital number 2.
No comment from Receptionist who books me in.
Arrive at day ward.
No comment from the three nurses on duty.
After two hours, one of the nurses tells me "that I always look colourful" when I come in.
Not sure what that means.
Is Swiney colourful? Am I colourful? Do I dress like a freak when I come in? Is it a compliment? Is it an insult? Is she just making conversation? I am wearing an orange t-shirt and matching orange socks after all.
I say "thanks" and just keep reading my book.

Conclusion

The two year old wins the Swiney challenge!


39 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

Great post Cam... you made me laugh. What better way to start the day!

(Hope you're feeling OK).

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh fabulous post, made me giggle from start to finish! Hope you are feeling better, I think everyone should add a little more craziness to their day!
Sophie x

Kuka said...

hehe! But I LOVE Swiney!!

Betty Jo said...

You can be totally certain I'd notice Swiney...even before I noticed YOU most likely :-)
from the compulsive jewellery checker-outer.

Jodie said...

You are spendingtime with the wrong people - Imagine wearing it to a craft market ...surely everyone would notice!!!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

So thats what you look like!!!
I would have commented starightaway- how can you ignore felt!!??!!

Georgie Love said...

You are just lucky you weren't quarantined!

PaisleyJade said...

Ha ha!!

Finki (jay) said...

So funny cam, I definately would have commented on swiney. Although I might have said 'is that a sunshine your wearing'.(:

Jade said...

great post!
poor swiney :) at least somebody noticed him! nobody puts swiney in a corner...

Gina said...

I'm having a great laugh right now, imagining what these people were actually thinking. I bet they thought you just have awful, awful taste in accessories! I mean, how can you miss Swiney, perched there on your black jacket? And the fact that your friends didn't mention anything just seals it. They're thinking you've lost it, and they didn't want to hurt your feelings...

Selina said...

oh Cam, what a crack up! great read after a sh*t day at work!

Selina said...

oh, and totally agree with Jodie, wrong crowd!

Lisa said...

Can always trust a 2 year old to notice things!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Too funny - makes you wonder how on the ball our medical personnel are though!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hilarious!! a 2 yr old will notice & comment on just about everything!

JustJess said...

Brilliant! Poor swiney - trust the child to point out the obvious!

Tinniegirl said...

You crack me up. Very disappointing that none of those medical people managed to identify it.

Linda said...

you look so gorgeous Cam and you have been soooo busy as I read your last few posts!!

Sarah said...

Haha, cute story. I can't believe only the kid noticed!

Tania said...

Nup, you can't get away with anything with an anklebiter.

PS. Have you been practising the spiel with all those big words Gina uses for when someone really asks?

Sarah-Jo said...

rolling on the floor laughing so hard .... I may wet myself!!!!

Jennifer Rose said...

hmm maybe someone would have said something if you a few dozen on your jacket, would have looked more like an infestation of Swineys ;)

"one of the nurses tells me "that I always look colourful" when I come in."
I probably would have gotten in trouble replying to that lol

Becky said...

Yay for the 2 year old! They love the colourful don't they :)

Michelle said...

Yah for the two year old...
sorry but I think if I saw you wearing this out I would have to say something...
in a nice tackfull way of course...

Katy said...

Ha, Swiney is still one of the most amusing things i have seen for a long time :-) Love it!

craftygirlwithruffle said...

That's just wrong! Swiney shouldn't need a voice to be noticed. He is special in his own right. What is wrong with people :)

karin said...

Love your report of the week. I hate it when doctors have a lack of humor, by the way. I need humor when I am at a doctors appointment, don't we all?

Are you going to keep on trying to get swiney noticed or are you giving up? :-)

Ulla said...

Poor Swiney, he can't help his looks! The adults were probably just being polite. Maybe you could add him a tiny name tag?

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I was reading this at work & having a hard time covering my giggles. Just another clue that we should listen to the 2 yro minds! What a funny post!

Lauren said...

hehehe! Thanks for the giggle!

Nikki said...

I think you look SULTRY, not surly. Swiney looks fabulous on black. SO funny that nobody in the hospital got the jokeand were embarrassed by your terrible taste in jewellery. At least we all got the giggles over it... How did you keep a straight face?

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Swiney is great... and I can't believe all those people!! Trust kids to tell it how it is... I am thinking a giant swiney panel for my kids doona... hehe.
Your too funny!! I also didn't have you on my creative blog list but your there now!!

xo Steph

muralimanohar said...

Lol...makes you wonder what IS on the minds of our health care workers, in the middle of this worldwide epidemic? :p

Bellgirl said...

That's a very stern, no-nonsense look for Swiney. It's the look of a current affairs host- nopt just any current affairs hot. but one who might be seen on the ABC or SBS. Watch out Swiney, Curly Pops is coming!

ArtMind said...

Hehe, what a great post! I loved it & Swiney is great! :)

Bellgirl said...

Perhaps next time Swiney should try ringing a bell and shouting "Unclean!".

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Do you think that Swiney has become so prevalent that our health care professionals are simply becoming blasé?! Tell them that the second wave is coming ... and that Swiney says I'LL BE BACK!

My Dad has his Swiney sitting on his PC - perhaps I should suggest that he turns his into a tie pin? How good would that have looked on the 7.30 Report last night!!!

MissyP said...

lmao!!! I've been flying under the radar of late and missed hundreds of posts in my google reader, but I'm SOOOO glad I stopped by and saw this post. Fabulous Cam!! Have to be honest and say I'm not surprised though - but if you walked into a microbiology lab, well, that'd be another story!