She couldn't have explained it better. So I continued telling her the whole version of my "adventure" the day Din was a wreck.... Which interest my other sister who was busy browsing through some magazines. From where she was seated, she acted out the scene when she had to get a glass of water for her husband just after she had her back operation.
I find it hilarious. No, not the scene my sister acted out but the fact that women's toleration towards pain is greater than the great men. Which actually got me remembering an incident.
I was 9, my sister was 10 and my brother was 12. Twelve was the age when all of us had our BCG vaccination. The day he got it, he explained how the skin will be stretched slightly and the vaccine injected just under the skin and that the needle was visible under the skin as the injection was given. He described it painfully and we believed him. He took care of his blanched bleb well. In fact if my sister and I accidentally touched him on his blanched bleb he would place his ring with embossed letters "F" and "T" on our arms, pressed the ring hard into our skin and make a full round circle with it. That was irritating and painful but somehow we thought we deserved it because he too was in pain.
The day my sister got hers and when I finally got mine, we were unfortunate to have our brother in a boarding school. We had a bigger ring to poke him with. Just for the torture he put us through believing that the vaccination was painfully painful...
We always reminded him of the silly incident and up until an hour ago, I cannot recall him saying sorry nor can I recall him laughing with us.
So, that was it was. HE WAS TRULY IN PAIN. How can he say sorry when he was actually in pain....and to tell your two younger sisters that felt no pain during the vaccination must be something stupid.
Anyway, during our discussion, our husbands did not utter a word to defend themselves.....
Well didn't they say EVERYDAY IS A LEARNING PROCESS? I learned a good funny lesson indeed.
my sisters with their family on my brother's birthday last 30th August 2006