I thought that was a strange start to learning a new language. After all, whatever happened to "Good morning. How are you?"
It turns out to have been a linguistic omen.
I mentioned on Friday in filling the hole in whole that I had stopped to see a local doctor to establish a base line for my blood pressure and blood sugar. She was concerned that my blood pressure was high -- even with my medication.
Being a good doctor -- in any language -- she sent me off to the local lab to make a urine and blood deposit. For $200, I received a report of my basic health metrics.
I was pleased. My fasting glucose and cholesterol levels were all within normal. And my triglycerides had been cut by 50% -- even though they are still too high. All good news.
Losing those 30 pounds has helped my overall health.
My doctor asked to see me again this Saturday. I walked to her office in the morning. Not there. I walked to her office in the afternoon. Not there.
So, I will try next week. I guess I just need to get used to the fact that professionals are not tied to schedules as they are across the northern border.
But, I know the Spanish word for doctor -- even if I have trouble seeing one.