I actually kept my mammogram appointment.
I was met with, "Hi! I'm Belinda!" This perky clipboard carrier smiled
from ear to ear, tilted her head to one side and crooned, "All I need you
to do is step into this room right hereee, strip to the waist,thennnn slip
on this gown. Everything clearrrr?"

I'm thinking, "Belinda, try decaf. This ain't rocket science."

Belinda skipped away to prepare the chamber of horrors. Call me crazy,
but I suspect a man invented this machine. It takes a perfectly healthy
cup size of 36-B to a size 38-LONG in less than 60 seconds. Also, girls aren't
made of sugar and spice and everything nice.. .it's Spandex. We can be
stretched, pulled and twisted over a cold 4-inch piece of square glass and
still pop back into shape.

With the right side finished, Belinda flipped me (literally) to the left
and said, "Hmmmm. Can you stand on your tippy toes and lean in a tad so we can get

Fine, I answered. I was freezing, bruised, and out of air, so why not use
the remaining circulation in my legs and neck and finish me off?

My body was in a holding pattern that defied gravity (with my other boob
wedged between those two 4" pieces of square glass) when we heard, then
felt a zap! Comp lete darkness and the power went off!

"What?" I yelled.

"Oh, maintenance is working. Bet they hit a snag." Belinda headed for
the door.

"Excuse me! You're not leaving me in this vise alone, are you?" I

Belinda kept going and said, "Oh, you fussy puppy . the door's wide
open so you'll have the emergency hall lights. I'll be righttttt backkkk."

Before I could shout "NOOOO!" she disappeared. And that's exactly how
Bubba and Earl, maintenance men extraordinaire, found me, half-naked and
part of me dangling from the Jaws of Life and the other part smashed between

After exchanging polite "Hi, how's it going" type greetings, Bubba (or
possibly Earl) asked, to my utter disbelief, if I knew the power was off.

Trying to disguise my hysteria, I replied with as much calmness as
possible "Uh, yes, yes I did thanks"

"You bet, take care" Bubba replied and waved good-bye as though I'd
been standing in the line at the grocery store.

Two hours later, Belinda breezes in wearing a sheepish grin and making
no attempt to suppress her amusement, she said. "Oh I am soooo sorry! The
power came back on and I totally forgot about you! And silly me, I! went
tolunch. Are we upset?"

And that, Your Honor, is exactly how her head ended up between the