I go about my business each and every day. Life seems regimented sometimes. It’s like clockwork sometimes: the same old same old. The days are full of meetings, work, breaks for meals, errands, recreational activities, and some fun in the end. I suppose this is the same for most anyone. We all have our routines. But some days are longer than others. It seems that at times they are filled with trivia; but at others we feel particularly productive. Hours are spent in front of the computer getting jobs done. We tick off our check list hour by hour until the day is done.
In trying to recount what I do to a friend whom I hadn’t seen for a while, I was struck by one particular day when my computer crashed. I felt destroyed. I had a barrage of things to do, but everything was put on the back burner. When this happens, you can’t seem to catch up. You move your agenda around and try to squeeze things in the small open spaces. On that day, I was pretty exasperated. I had a doctor’s appointment to get a prescription for toe nail fungus medicine. It’s not that this is so urgent; it’s that it’s hard to get an appointment and if you miss it, you wait another two weeks.
I was not about to reschedule and let the world see my new affliction. I remember how grossed out the guys were in the gym shower when they saw it. It’s common enough, but when you have it, you feel the world’s eyes staring at your feet. Your toes are infested with this blackish yellow goop. If you don’t take care of it, it spreads to the other toes one by one. People in the gym think you are a pariah. They are put off by the fact that you are putting them at risk with your yellow toenails. Some go so far as to make some off-hand comments.
I wanted to cure myself and looked online for home remedies of which there are plenty. Nothing really worked. No one likes going to the doctor and sitting in the waiting room for hours. But I was getting desperate. I needed full-scale medicine, the kind you swallow or apply topically to the affected area. I got an appointment with a dermatologist, the type of doctor you need to see for toe nail fungus. Who knew that I would be going the day my computer crashed and I was rushing around the office in a panic looking for help. I had so much to do and so little time. No, this was not a typical day for me at all, just an anomaly. So another long day had come and gone. I did get my prescription and set about curing the toe nail fungus on the spot. I went back to work following the doctor’s visit and got the computer back up and running. It turned out to be a profitable day after all. No regrets.