Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Today, in a futile attempt to alleviate the burden of the US deficit by taking money out of circulation, I allowed the boys to deface U.S. currency. We paid good money to smash two pennies flatter than a pancake and imprint them with an image from the museum we were visiting.

In the process of dropping the penny into the machine and watching as incredible force pressed it into oblivion, I had a horrible flashback --the memory of my last mammogram came flooding back.

What nobody tells you is that a mammogram is the medical equivalent of the penny flattener. The only thing missing in the decorative embossing.

Maybe they should think about it -- something like "I had a mammogram at the (Insert your Hospital Name Here)". At least then you'd have a souvenir.

1 comment:

Kate said...

that is disturbing