Ominous! A friend had to be tested for the coronavirus before she could have shoulder surgery. Did they do the nose swab? Nooooo.

They took out a long, long, looooong bristle brush.

They stuck this bristle brush up her nose until it reached her eyeball.

Then they twisted it back and forth for about five seconds (which doesn’t sound like a lot, but IT IS!!).

There must be some kind of chemical on it, she said, because it burns a lot.

Fortunately, the pain didn’t last too long afterwards.

She knows it was important to be tested. She may put off brushing her teeth or brushing her hair for a little bit, though. She has a case of PBBSS — Post-Bristle Brush-Stress-Syndrome.


For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,

worketh for us a far more exceeding

and eternal weight of glory. . . .

         — 2 Corinthians 4:17

By Susan Darst Williams • 5/22/2020 • • © 2020