Tuesday, June 23, 2009

When Chemo Takes Your Hair, Don't Forget the Sympathy Factor!

Yesterday I had to attend a meeting of various agency people where we each had input as to where the issue should hence go forward. One of the persons is an attorney representing one of the other participants.

In the past this attorney has been very stern, very protective of his client, very suspicious of my inputs.

Yesterday, knowing I had chemo, and seeing me present myself with a scarf on my head and eyebrows drawn on by hand (not crookedly, I hope), he was a much more kindly and pleasant in our interactions. He even nodded his head in full agreement with one of my spoken concerns.

We have to appear in court on this issue in three weeks. I'm considering going bald. I'm thinking the "startle factor" might cause my words to be heard more carefully by all.

(You do know that I am being facetious, don't you? I don't think I have the guts. )


Sandy said...

If only you could muster up the nerve to actually go into court bald...what an attention getter that would be. Great story.

Daria said...

I sometimes feel like doing that too ... thou I'm not going to court

Debby said...

I've heard this referred to as 'the cancer trump card'. One day, I was walking to the doctor's office as man approached from the opposite direction. He looked at me, and said, "I've got pneumonia." I laughed out loud. "I've got cancer." He held the door for me.

HisFireFly said...

Trump card indeed! You always have that option if you "relly" need it.

blessings on your day today...