Watching the news the other night with my husband there was someone being interviewed about some health issue and this is what we heard:
“My mother had some trouble with diabetes and I think I may have a touch of diabetes too. Yeah, just a little bit of diabetes.”
I turned to my husband, R, and he had a knowing look in his eye and a smirk on his face, knowing that I was about to pull out my soap box.
Outrage in my voice, I say, “A touch of diabetes?”
The volume rising I ask, “So if he has just a little bit of diabetes does that mean that I have a whole bunch?”
The smirk on R’s face is more like a smile now. He knows so well how the lack of education about diabetes pisses me off. We both break out into laughter but not before I get in my dig about the lack of education about diabetes for the average American. And then I put my soap box away and just enjoyed laughing with my husband.