Category Archives: Randomitis

Discrimination! Discrimination! DISCRIMINATION!

So I go into Wal-Mart to pick up some jeans for my brother, right? It’s all very straight forward. There are these little cubby-hole layouts, and on top of that there is a big sign. “JEANS. $8.”

Just for interesting research, I next go over to the female type clothes. After looking around, I do manage to find cubby-holes for jeans. On top of them is a sign that says, “JEANS. $17.”

CALL THE PRESS!! WOMEN ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, AGAIN!!! AS USUAL!!! WE GET PAID LESS AT WORK, AND WE HAVE TO PAY MORE AT THE STORE!! IT’S A PLOT, I TELL YOU!! THEY’RE DETERMINED TO KEEP US GROUND UNDER THEIR HEELS!!! ! !

My brother’s commentary on the situation was a bit different. He was all like, “Ha, they probably know they can’t charge guys that much, because a guy would walk in and say, ‘What?! No way I’m going to pay that much! I’ll walk around naked first!’ and walk out of the store.”

Now I’m stuck in the quandary of (a) which scenario is more likely to be true, and (b) which scenario I’d rather be true.

What the boys always say I should do is buy the boys jeans. “Yeah,” I say, “the only problem is, they don’t fit right.”

Then they look at me blankly and say, “Fit?”

Which is plausible credence for the second scenario, and, unfortunately, shows what nonsense I was spewing, because, guess what? The girl jeans don’t fit me either. So why not?

Randomitis

My random has gotten inflamed.

That sounds wrong.

Anyway.

(Technically, though, that is what “randomitis” would mean. I don’t know why I typed Randomitis. A random is certainly not a body part; though perhaps some budding Frued out there would say that our “random” is part of our psyche or something.

Or something.

I don’t recommend Frued, by the way.

I think I prefer to spell it Fraud.)

Random #1: 3D paper snowflake. I saw these hanging on some floor or other in the hospital when I worked last weekend, and I thought they were kind of cool. I was pretty sure I had figured out how to make them, but I decided to look them up and see.

Random #2: Alien Hand Syndrome. I vaguely think I’ve heard of this before, but my favorite OT assistant brought it up today. Apparently they think one of their patients may have this, and she found it very fascinating, and suggested that if I had some free time, I would enjoy reading it. When I looked at the print out she was showing me, I realized it was a wikipedia article! Wikipedia tends to get bad rap for reliability, but I suspect any encyclopedia would, if put under scrutiny. As long as you think of it as that—an encyclopedia, not the the complete, whole, final gospel truth—it’s very useful.

That’s all.

I hope I haven’t disturbed your existence too much by typing “My random has gotten inflamed.”