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#30920 - 08/28/04 06:02 PM This is wierd
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
I was discharged early yesterday from the V.A. Hospital. My first memory of this place was visiting my grandfather, opening the door for a Spanish American War Vet and being deathly afraid of falling into the huge men's urinal. Eisenhower's portrait hung on the entry lobby and an LAPD mortorcycle officer hotwired his Packard and properly parked it out of the red zone, Telling the head nurse ( a beautifull black woman recently appointed over howls of protest) he was a screaming eagle in WW2. Well, now kids open the door for me. Instead of a discrete service pin guys are running around with Vietnam and Desert Storm baseball caps, complaining about the slow service and questioning my patriotism when I suggest they discuss the 40% cuts with the guy currently hanging ( his portrait) in the lobby. The head nurse is now a beautifull Vietnamese. The only thing unchanged is that urinal. I walked in and felt like it was a scene from THE SHINING. I swear it said hello Chris. I washed my hands and left quickly.

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#30921 - 08/28/04 06:19 PM Re: This is wierd
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Chris:

About the urinal.

The next time you have to go to the VA hospital, at least a month before, make sure you have relocated the opened cans of paint thinner outside of your daily living quarters.

The urinal should look smaller. <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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#30922 - 08/28/04 06:25 PM Re: This is wierd
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Welcome home !!
Hope you are well now.

We missed your occasional comments.
Re: the thread "Another good reason to carry a knife", I was somehow waiting for your post, with some story ? la Crocodile Dundy ...... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
You certainly have one .....


Re: the urinal story : you sure they didn't discharge you too early !!??!!?? <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#30923 - 08/30/04 09:29 AM Re: This is wierd
Anonymous
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Heh, my grandpa relates the same kind of story to me. He feels that it was only yesterday that he was the one helping old guys with their groceries. All a perspective thing I guess ^_^

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#30924 - 08/30/04 02:38 PM Re: This is wierd
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journeyman

Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 49
Loc: USA
I'm still trying to figure out why they have a urinal for huge men?

(You may not want to answer that)

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