Monday, May 10, 2010

Schleimscheiss - Boot Licker - Anissa!

Awesome photo from CrazedMommy of Anissa of Free Anissa and Hope4peyton.

A few weeks ago, one of my co-workers wrote a bit of a brown-nosing email to a company in Germany.
Thank you ... for the part numbers, descriptions and outline drawing. Several of us here are very refreshed by your response. It will be great to work with your organization again - this comes from many of us here at [my esteemed company].
To which he got a one word response from the CEO of the company:
Of course we had to look this up and found that it meant "boot licker" in German.  He printed out a sign with the word "Schleimscheiss" on it, took a picture of the sign over his head, and sent it back with the message:
Thanks [esteemed CEO] - I deserve this very much!!
Later, we went to google images of "boot licker" and look who popped up, Anissa!  I saw her on the screen and said, "I know her, it's Anissa!"  My co-workers looked at me in disbelief.  How could I know a person coming up in a random image search?  Sure enough, I proved them right.

As many of you know, Anissa suffered a stroke last November and is making a remarkable recovery.  You can follow her journey at Free Anissa and Hope4peyton.  May is stroke awareness month.  My father experienced two strokes before he passed.  Always always always call 9-1-1 if you have symptoms of a stroke:
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Anissa, we love you!  Hope this post brings a smile to your face.

Asian Invasion photo by Angie (A Whole Lot of Nothing) with Sandy (Momisodes), Anissa (Free Anissa) and myself.