Tuesday, March 03, 2009

You need help with WHAT????

Curtains..... Well, I can't help you there sister. No way. I don't know anything about curtains. That is what I had to tell a client yesterday. Her case worker told her she needed to get some curtains. (not sure why that is so important but...okay). Later I was thinking about the conversation and all the things I have helped with in the past: I've given rides to visit probation officers, helped exterminate cock roaches, sat in a room (behind the curtain) while someone had their cervix checked and I've been to get birth certificates & SS cards. I've helped dress a newborn for the first time - that wasn't mine. I've been to court and stood up for all sorts of colorful people. I've checked for head lice and helped comb nits out of hair. I've explained in detail how to stick a pad to you underwear in the correct position. I've help teen girls tell their mothers they are pregnant. I've had to talk to teen boys about stinky feet among other gross smells. I can tell you where to go to get free food, rent & socks. And, not in this job - but in the past- I have explained puberty and all the workings of the birds & the bees to a room full of sixth grade boys. I can tell you how to save a buck at the grocery store or even how to make marshmallows from scratch. But PLEASE don't go asking me about curtains..... Because I don't have a clue!

10 comments:

Meredith said...

You always were amazing. As for the importance of curtains...it shows a homely environment and provides privacy. Curtains are fairly easy and cheap to make and can even be sewn by hand or you can always find extremely cheap ones.

Jennifer Fetterman said...

Well it's now confirmed: We all have our limits.

Although you know you could have just whipped her up a pair of hand-sewn panels. Let's be truthful here...

Jake said...

There goes my theory. I didn't think there was anything Delilah couldn't do.

amyd76 said...

Curtains? Are you sure you can't do curtains?

Anonymous said...

Okay...I am lmho...Thank you so much...I needed that.

hhehehehehehehehe

Zoo...sooon? Loomans too...

~Me

delilah said...

I have not doubt that I have the ability to make curtains. I just don't have an eye for them. She has blinds....isn't that enough? As many of you know - I've lived without curtains. LOL. I do have some now but they came out of one of those zipper plastic bags at Walmart. I am not much of a home interior person. I like plain. Kinda odd isn't it?

And Meredith....I think you give me more credit than I deserve but thanks!!!

Ruthann said...

What do you do for a living? I'm kinda jealous, sounds right up my alley. I could whip her up some curtains...I've made all mine and made a conforter for Vicki Howes' son!

Mandy said...

That's too funny!

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU DELILAH. MORE PEOPLE NEED TO BE LIKE YOU!

Anonymous said...

Get two twin top sheets, cut a hole in each side of the hem, then put the curtain rod through the holes....presto, curtains!

Aunt D.