Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Bus Ride Humor

If you don't know I ride up front in the disabled section of the bus, these are the seats facing each other (captive audience) near the door and the driver and some of the questions when the door opens I can't resist, think out loud and answer the questions and fellow passengers who hear me either get it or not. Tonight two of them got and we all smiled. 
This happened this evening I'm on the 159R we pull up to the bus stop and the man says is this the 158, I need the 158, repeated again I need the 158? I say let me get off and repaint the number.

How can you tell there's am an amateur comedian on the bus? He's sitting in the disabled section.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

SIM Card Experience Humor

Sim Card Experiences both of these are from the same call.
October 12, 2019

A problem with my visual voicemail, so I call customer service and get the automated operator who asks me a few questions so I start to push buttons until I got a voice saying," are you calling from the phone ending in 4657 if yes press #1,"  so I push # 1.  
Now in a short few words, tell me what's the problem, for example, "are you having problems with your visual voicemail."

She says let's begin. In a few short words tell me what's your problem? "I say I'm having the same problem as the example you gave me?

Different Day.
October 23, 2019
Not sure what a SIM card LQQKs like (see the photo above.) This SIM card came in the mail. I had to change the one I had with a new one I got nervous and I dropped it next to the other and got confused which is the new one. 

So I called my carrier and the Rep says read me the numbers I said let me look in the box to see if you sent a microscope. We had a good laugh.

He then says use your fingers to expand the image and tell me what you see. "I said the winning numbers for tonight's lottery," he said are there any letters, "I said yes "GOOD LUCK."
I said am I holding you up he said no I needed this call you are too funny. I said, "I use humor when I'm nervous," and that's why my hands were shaking and dropped the SIM card, to begin with.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Universal Hello and Gestures

Loneliness and how I cope.

I went for a walk and as I exited the building the same really sweet older women who speak little English are sitting in the community room like clockwork, like eight years of clockwork so I pop in to see them. They don't always see me and when they do they say "Steve" and make gestures as to what's up. When I'm depressed I make a sad face, when I'm tired I place my hands and tilt my head, they say goodnight.

On good days I have a routine to make us laugh, the same routine, same eight years... where I creep into the room and the two sitting in the alcove who can't see me, I go boo!!! The smiles are priceless.

On days I'm out and I'll pick up some candy, boxed chocolates, pastry and I share with them, the gesture on those days is them pointing at my belly and "Lucy." who speaks a few sentences...says to me how many months like I'm pregnant, and communicates to the others, they say too much, not good.

I reside in a building of Italians, Armenians, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and others I can't remember right now. What ties the ones I know especially those with a language barrier is the universal hellos and gestures we share with each other.

There are days when I pop in and only see one of them sitting there and I gesture hands up, meaning "what's up," and at times get back is a sad face and I sit for a spell as I know loneliness as well.

Then there are days when I pop in and only see one of them sitting there and I gesture "what's up," what I get back is the gesture of raising hand from bowl to mouth meaning they are eating dinner and yes I gesture back by rubbing my belly and we smile.

Gesture "smile," tonight I'm not alone.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A few jokes from what's been going on, my day-to-day.

A few jokes from what's been going on, my day-to-day.

298 lbs, 6' 1" always told that I carry it well, let's get to know one another,,, I'll let you carry it.

I'm at an intersection in Manhattan guy goes to hand me a card that says FREE scoop of ice cream, I reach out to take one and he says, "it's on the kid's menu,"  my I'll take me ten of them.

I had a few Trump jokes that I can't share.... they got redacted.

I'm on a bus that pulls up to a gas station, the driver opens the door and rushes out.  I say to the folks  opposite me.. when you gotta go, you gotta go.   Five miniutes later I say this is why planes have two pilots.

How can you tell there's an amateur comedian on the bus, they're sitting in the disabled section.

Something different at home, the pint of ice cream next to my hand melted................ no smoke alarm!

Thank you for clicking on Bipolar Shorts, hoping I made you laugh. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

My Favorite Part of My Day : June 04, 2019

My Favorite Part of My Day:  June 04, 2019 
       Inspired by Linda.    
               (Unedited version)

       In a meeting recently the phrase time-management was tossed around, someone compared themselves to me saying I can't work like he does, an accurate statement as I experience and manage my manic episodes pretty good using a combo of medication and holistic alternative approaches, like  walking meditation, and enjoy walking into town, my favorite part of my day.  

      Today's destination the pharmacy and while there I sat down to chill some and met Linda.  What types of conversations do people have in pharmacies... medications?

Linda and I hit it off as we both kept stopping each other saying remind me of your name again, give me a hint, the first letter and it stuck, as our conversation was on a topic we both know very well anxiety.
      Linda talked about her husband, asked if I was married, we share pleasantries, as we both eased into our personal stories.  Linda had shared that she had stopped her medication without doctors supervision, I said that's the worst thing you can do.  

      I shared that I take my script as needed and I split the pills when I need just a little extra when my alternative natural deep breathing exercise isn't working that well, she replied sounds like you have it mastered and I replied I do for the most part and that it takes work (practice) with your therapist and pdoc (short for psychiatrist).

       Our conversation winded down as I needed to get moving, manage my time, squeeze in a sit-down lunch before squeezing in twenty minutes of Vitamin D, the natural kind..." SUNSHINE"

      According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI:
 1 in 5 adults in America experiences a mental illness.  
Nearly 1 in 25 adults (10 million) live with a serious mental illness.
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For information on Holistic approach to mental health click on this helpful link: Hollistic Approach to Mental Health

Linda until our paths cross again, be well and God Bless

Monday, April 29, 2019

Two Jokes that got laughs today 4/29/19

Two Jokes I wrote that got laughs today.

My folk's headstone at the cemetery is marble when I went there recently it was gone so I went to the office and asked where it might be, she told me to check the bottom of the hill that's where many of our marble stones end up.

What's one of the perks of being the Chair of a Community Advisory Board? You always have a seat.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

You Never Know Where You will meet a Quacker

Just in and wanted to share my commute home with you.

          I'm on the crosstown bus everyone commuting home and on gets 60 high schoolers from Portland Oregon. One of the adults says we're all about to go quack, quack, quack. She said this is so all the kids know to get off the bus at the same time. 

       I chimed in and went quack, quack, quack and another woman on the bus opposite me say aren't you going to get off with your group? I said no I just like to quack as well just not alone so it was a treat to meet fellow quackers.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Who doesn't like receiving greeting cards

What a nice surprise from one of my bipolar bear friends, many who know my love for Polar Bears have sent me images, greeting cards, and magnets.  Thank you Mark D. 

Ever curious about the origin of Greeting Cards -->  CLICK HERE -->  Greeting Card History

Have a nice weekend all.

Other bears of mine:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Is Sugar addictive and why is it sold in Pharmacies?

My two cents:

Okay, not that I'm in favor of the sale of tobacco at pharmacies, but what about sugar/candy.  

I just got back from Rite Aide and while standing in line to check out, are shelves of wrapped candy as if candy isn't addictive and harmful for you.  All I'm asking is to put the candy in an aisle so shoppers at a drug store are tempted.   Who do you think shops there, people on medications, many with addictive behaviors?

New York City Bans Sale of Tobacco in pharmacies.

"“Pharmacies are places of health and should not sell deadly consumer products,” according to a statement from de Blasio’s office about the ban."