Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Your shirt is distracting

I was running an errand at work yesterday when I walked by my boss’ boss’ boss’ boss. We stopped to talk for a few minutes and as you can probably tell from his “title” it was an important conversation. I was trying very hard to pay attention and answer his questions but I think the pancreases pancreati pancreata of the world were plotting against me.

You see, I have a special tractor beam that lets me know when anything related to diabetes is happening nearby and someone walked by me with a shirt that said “I heart pancreas”on it. I KNOW everyone around here with diabetes and I know this girl doesn’t have diabetes.

What was going on?

I obviously could not stop the conversation to catch this person and then I could not stop thinking about how I was going to figure out why she was wearing that shirt.

How could I focus on my work when there were diabetes mysteries to be solved?

Thankfully for all involved, she happened to walk by my office a few hours later. The story of how she got the shirt is almost as good as the shirt itself (that I unfortunately did not capture).

She was at a friend’s house for Thanksgiving and was wearing a cute but form-fitting shirt. After the meal the shirt became more uncomfortable and she asked her friend for a change of clothes. Her friend gave her an “old shirt” that she had received from being on her friend’s JDRF walk team a few years before. The girl wearing the shirt this week had no idea what it meant or what a pancreas does (or doesn’t do).

And now all I can think about is how I can get one of those shirts for myself.

Category: JDRF, just for fun, work
  • Amanda says:

    I laugh! I’m reminded of the time I spotted out of the corner of my eye a girl wearing a pump. I was mid-sentence and completely forgot what I was saying.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:41 am
  • Krissy says:

    We can MAKE THEM!!! No, seriously, if we had enough people, a very close family friend does this as her job. We can make them in all shapes & colors and sweatshirts, too! Imagine!!!

    October 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm
  • shannon says:

    the obvious solution is to go to dinner at that girl’s house wearing a shirt that’s too snug and then eat too much. BOOM!

    October 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

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