July 3, 2008

Not that Abbott

Now if you are new to diabetes or are new to online forums and blogs, my buddy Brensdad of Diabetes360 and I will try to explain all the different diabetes terms and web quirks. If you know us you know what to expect. If you don’t, think of us as the Diabetes Bloger's Abbott (Not that Abbott) and Costello.


BadShoe: Look Brensdad, if you're a regular here, you gotta know all the people posting on the blogs.

Brensdad: I certainly do.

BadShoe: Well you know I've never met the folks. So you'll have to tell me their names, and then I'll know who's on the web.

Brensdad: Oh, I'll tell you their names, but you know it seems to me web players now-a-days have very peculiar names.

BadShoe: You mean funny names?

Brensdad: Strange names, pet names...like Brensdad.

BadShoe: Your dad?

Brensdad: EmmasPapa...

BadShoe: And your French cousin?

Brensdad: French?

BadShoe: Goofè.

Brensdad: Goofè. Well, let's see, we have, Who's on NPH, What's on ‘log, I Don't Know is on lantus...

BadShoe: That's what I want to find out.

Brensdad: I say Who's on NPH, What's on ‘log, I Don't Know's on Lantus.

BadShoe: Are you on the forums?

Brensdad: Yes.

BadShoe: You gonna be a writer too?

Brensdad: Yes.

BadShoe: And you don't know the peoples’ names?

Brensdad: Well I should.

BadShoe: Well then who's on NPH?

Brensdad: Yes.

BadShoe: I mean the kid’s name.

Brensdad: Who.

BadShoe: The guy on NPH.

Brensdad: Who.

BadShoe: The NPH kid

Brensdad: Who.

BadShoe: The guy using...

Brensdad: Who is on NPH!

BadShoe: I'm asking YOU who's on NPH.

Brensdad: That's the kid’s name.

BadShoe: That's who's name?

Brensdad: Yes.

BadShoe: Well go ahead and tell me.

Brensdad: That's it.

BadShoe: That's who?

Brensdad: Yes.


BadShoe: Look, you gotta NPH user?

Brensdad: Certainly.

BadShoe: Who's using NPH?

Brensdad: That's right.

BadShoe: When insurance coverage pays off the NPH every month, who gets the money?

Brensdad: Every dollar of it.

BadShoe: All I'm trying to find out is the name of the kid on NPH.

Brensdad: Who.

BadShoe: The guy that gets...

Brensdad: That's it.

BadShoe: Who gets the money...

Brensdad: He does, every dollar. Sometimes his mom comes down and collects it.

BadShoe: Who’s mom?

Brensdad: Yes.


Brensdad: What's wrong with that?

BadShoe: Look, all I wanna know is when you sign on the NPH user, how does he log in his name?

Brensdad: Who.

BadShoe: The guy.

Brensdad: Who.

BadShoe: How does he sign...

Brensdad: That's how he signs it.

BadShoe: Who?

Brensdad: Yes.



BadShoe: All I'm trying to find out is what's the guy's name on NPH.

Brensdad: No. What is on ‘log.

BadShoe: I'm not asking you who's on ‘log.

Brensdad: Who's on NPH.

BadShoe: One insulin at a time!

Brensdad: Well, don't change the prescriptions around.

BadShoe: I'm not changing nobody!

Brensdad: Take it easy, buddy.

BadShoe: I'm only asking you, who's the guy on NPH?

Brensdad: That's right.

BadShoe: Ok.

Brensdad: All right.


BadShoe: What's the guy's name on NPH?

Brensdad: No. What is on ‘log.

BadShoe: I'm not asking you who's on ‘log.

Brensdad: Who's on NPH.

BadShoe: I don't know.

Brensdad: He's on Lantus, we're not talking about him.

BadShoe: Now how did I get on Lantus?

Brensdad: Why you mentioned his name.

BadShoe: If I mentioned the Lantus kid’s name, who did I say is using Lantus?

Brensdad: No. Who's using NPH.

BadShoe: What's on NPH?

Brensdad: What's on ‘log.

BadShoe: I don't know.

Brensdad: He's on Lantus.

BadShoe: There I go, back on Lantus again!


BadShoe: Would you just stay on Lantus and don't go off it.

Brensdad: All right, what do you want to know?

BadShoe: Now who's using Lantus ?

Brensdad: Why do you insist on putting Who on Lantus?

BadShoe: What am I putting on Lantus?

Brensdad: No. What is on ‘log.

BadShoe: You don't want who on ‘log?

Brensdad: Who is on NPH.

BadShoe: I don't know.

Brensdad: & BadShoe Together: Lantus!


BadShoe: Look, you gotta pumpers?

Brensdad: Sure.

BadShoe: The Animus pumper’s name?

Brensdad: Why.

BadShoe: I just thought I'd ask you.

Brensdad: Well, I just thought I'd tell ya.

BadShoe: Then tell me who's using Animas.

Brensdad: Who's using NPH.

BadShoe: I'm not... stay out of insulin cabinet! I want to know what's the guy's name using an Animas pump?

Brensdad: No, What is on ‘log.

BadShoe: I'm not asking you who's on ‘log.

Brensdad: Who's on NPH!

BadShoe: I don't know.

Brensdad: & BadShoe Together: Lantus!



BadShoe: The Animus pumper’s name?

Brensdad: Why.

BadShoe: Because!

Brensdad: Oh, he's using a Omni Pod.




BadShoe: Look, You gotta Cosmore user on this web site?

Brensdad: Sure.

BadShoe: The Cosmore user’s name?

Brensdad: Tomorrow.

BadShoe: You don't want to tell me today?

Brensdad: I'm telling you now.

BadShoe: Then go ahead.

Brensdad: Tomorrow!

BadShoe: What time?

Brensdad: What time what?

BadShoe: What time tomorrow are you gonna tell me who's using Cosmore?

Brensdad: Now listen. Who is not using Cosmore.

BadShoe: I'll break your arm, you say who's on NPH! I want to know what's the Cosmore user name?

Brensdad: What's on ‘log.

BadShoe: I don't know.

Brensdad: & BadShoe Together: Lantus!




BadShoe: Gotta a Mini Med user?

Brensdad: Certainly.

BadShoe: The Mini Med user name?

Brensdad: Today.

BadShoe: Today, and tomorrow's using Cosmore.

Brensdad: Now you've got it.

BadShoe: All we got is a couple of days on the team.




BadShoe: You know I'm a Mini Med user myself.

Brensdad: So they tell me.

BadShoe: I get on the forum to do some fancy posting, Tomorrow's starts a thread and a heavy writer gets up. Now the heavy writer starts a medium term insulin thread. When he starts that thread, I being a good Mini Med user, I'm the send guy over to the NPH. So I open up the thread and send a private message to respond to it to who?

Brensdad: Now that's the first thing you've said right.

BadShoe: I don't even know what I'm talking about!


Brensdad: That's all you have to do.

BadShoe: Is to PM the NPH user.

Brensdad: Yes!

BadShoe: Now who's got a Private Message?

Brensdad: Naturally.




BadShoe: Look, if I Private Message about the tread to the NPH user, somebody's gotta get it. Now who has it?

Brensdad: Naturally.

BadShoe: Who?

Brensdad: Naturally.

BadShoe: Naturally?

Brensdad: Naturally.

BadShoe: So I pick up on the tread and I PM Naturally.

Brensdad: No you don't, you PM the thread to Who.

BadShoe: Naturally.

Brensdad: That's different.

BadShoe: That's what I said.

Brensdad: You're not saying it...

BadShoe: I PM the tread to Naturally.

Brensdad: You PM to Who.

BadShoe: Naturally.

Brensdad: That's it.

BadShoe: That's what I said!

Brensdad: You ask me.

BadShoe: I PM the thread to who?

Brensdad: Naturally.

BadShoe: Now you ask me.

Brensdad: You PM the thread to Who?

BadShoe: Naturally.

Brensdad: That's it.

BadShoe: Same as you! Same as YOU! I PM the tread to who. Whoever it is drops the topic and the thread changes to ‘log. Who PMs topic to What. What throws it to I
Don't Know. I Don't Know throws it back to Tomorrow, Everyone posts. Another guy gets up and writes a thread to Because. Why? I don't know! He's on Lantus and I don't give a darn!

Brensdad: What?

BadShoe: I said I don't give a darn!

Brensdad: Oh, I don't give a dam - that's the Health Insurance Company.

2 comments:

A Journey of a Mom said...

Oh My Goodness! That was great! I laughed so hard. Needed that, thanks :)

Wendy said...

I just ran across this and thought it was so funny!!!