Where The Beauty Is



An image found within a photograph. That’s what you are looking at. An accidental picture. I didn’t see it. The dog didn’t see it. I made another reflection picture. I stooped down to do that. When I stood up I saw this one. Really, part of this one. I had to reposition myself so that you wouldn’t see me.

That’s about it.

While I was ranting yesterday, I said something that needs more explanation. I first read about it in late March or April. It’s called the BS Theory. Just about everything we do is governed by some kind of procedure or company imposed rule that makes no sense.

Here’s an example.

I take Tramadol for my hip and back pain issues. It is essential in managing my body’s ills. About a year ago, it wound up on a restricted list. It was the federal government’s way of helping to solve the opiod crisis. It’s heavy handed. None of the medical professionals who treat me like it. The doctor didn’t like it. The insurance company didn’t like it. Nor, did the pharmacy. It was just more red tape.

Part of the process is a urine test, than a doctor’s visit, followed by my signing a form proclaiming that I would use it correctly and that I wouldn’t sell the pills.

This whole thing actually took bits of three days.

Along comes the coronavirus and that goes out the window. I still took the urine test, but everything else was done by teleconference. Even the prescription that I was supposed to pick up in person was faxed to the pharmacy.

See what I mean?

BS procedures.

Admittedly, I’m pure as the driven snow. That may count for something. If it does, why go through all the rest of it?

Think about procedures that you have to follow. They don’t make sense. Even the telephone agent who you may have to talk to doesn’t understand them, but insists that you follow them.

And, so it goes.

Stay safe. Keep might. Enjoy every sandwich.



8 responses to “Where The Beauty Is”

  1. zorymar Avatar

    The answer to all of that is don’t take life to serious just relax and enjoy it. I hope everything goes well with you. And enjoy your weekend.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Uh huh. Not know. Perhaps you’ve heard, there is a pandemic that has cut a lot of our lives off.


  2. Doug Wilson Avatar
    Doug Wilson

    Ray, I know your frustration on the Tramadol. I had to go through the same procedure including viewing a video.I signed it and stick with the rules.I don’t see how it controls improper use but . I don’t want to be hooked on anything, just control chronic pain. A doctor friend suggested that I take acetaminophen at the same time I take my tramadol tablet, which is apparently recommended by some Doctors.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      That was just an example of the BS theory. I’ve stacked drugs for a long while.


  3. Judi Castille Avatar

    Luckily in France they are hypercondriacs. You can get most most drugs just by asking.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Yeah, I once go sick In Paris. I knew how to treat it so I went into the pharmacy and bought what I needed.


  4. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    Glad your still posting, in spite of frustrations. I really like the image.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      In the Age of Rona, it’s getting to the point that I have nothing to do, so…


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