I’m really good at multi-tasking. However, I’m not so good at functioning in a pre-caffeinated state. Which explains why I ran into a bit of trouble while trying to simultaneously brew the coffee and feed the cat on a recent morning. I suddenly needed a third hand, but luckily my husband was standing in the kitchen with me.
“Hold this?” My request was met with a blank stare.
“HOLD THIS PLEASE!!”
As he reached out to take K.C.’s food dish, he commented “Your words say please but your tone says something else.”
“Because I asked for your help and you just stood there!! I said 'hold this' and you just gave me a blank stare.”
“Oh. (pause) I thought you said 'bolus'. I was waiting for you to tell me how many units to punch into your pump.”
Oops. Maybe I’m not the only one who doesn’t do well in a pre-caffeinated state . . .