I've always heard there is a first time for everything, and now I believe it! All week things have been rather quiet on the job front. So yesterday I indulged myself in more computer time just to play. I played hearts and read many of your journals. Then I set the anti-virus to updating and ate a bite, watched the noon news. When I came back to the PC, I had an e-mail from a place I went and interviewed at last week wanting me to phone. I signed right off and before I could organize myself to make the call, the phone rang and it was them! Seems I got the job! Yippee! A little bit of a drive, but decent pay and good part-time hours. Can I start on Monday? Oh, sure. Will I run down and do paperwork today and get the drug test out of the way. No problem. I will once again be part of the competant, reliable, clerical world.
So, I change clothes and go right down. Fill out the forms. Take the little cup to the restroom. Mind you this is my first ever drug screening. Anywhere I have ever worked before only required it for drivers or someone operating equipment. But I know it is widely used in all circumstances today and being straight as an arrow, I gladly, willingly, submit my sample. The nice young lady calls me back. A few more finalities and I'm outta here, right? Humph! She says, "Mrs. H., there's a problem with your drug test.....you tested positive for opiates." HUH??? Come again?!?! I squeek out "What?" She repeated herself. Then, slowly the lightbulb goes off in my head.....opiates.......hydrocodone....known as codeine.....an opium derivative! "Oh, I took my husbands high-powered prescription cough medicine last night!" She noticably lets out a sigh. Relief? "Well, I can certainly tell you have a very scratchy voice." "Yes, I've had drainage and when I do, I commonly get intense coughing fits as soon as I lay down to sleep. It started over the weekend. I rested very poorly Tuesday night, and Wednesday hubby said, 'Hey, I have some cough medicine left over from my cold in June." "Well, I'll have to check with supervisors.....I'll call you." Okay, I understand. I said, "I can't believe I failed my first ever drug test!" On the way home I told myself, oh, well.....what will be will be. Stopped in the drug store for some Mucinex, so I won't be keeping opuim in my system. Came home and told hubby.......He was shocked. Then he laughed.....the obserdity of his "gooddie-two shoes" wife failing a drug test. Felt kinda like I was Lucy and he was Ricky.
Phone call.....It's her! "Barbara, they still want to hire you. Just please bring the bottle in with you Monday, even though it is in hubby's name, just so they can document why you failed." Whew! Do I look too old and unhip to be a dope-head? Or could they detect the soft light of Christ shining in me.....knowing I was clean? So, all's well that ends well.
And hubby is getting a tremendous kick out of sharing this antedote with everyone he knows! ;)
Now for a Bug first. She came home on Thursday, so very excited......floating on air. Seems that in P.E. when she handed a ball to a boy, he said "Thank you very pretty girl." She told her teacher, her classmates, her friends on the bus, her bus driver (who is Aunt Mary), Bubba, me and Daddy. Then yesterday she came in with a grande announcement. They are now boyfriend and girlfriend.
She doesn't know his name though. Details......never let details stand in the way of love.
Enjoy the weekend, everyone!!