What’s all this about PBJ? Guest Post by “Miss Emily Litella”

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News:


What’s all this about PBJ?

(Guest post by Miss Emily Litella)

So what’s all this about peanut butter and jelly? Emily Mongan wrote the other day that, “Providers could face Five-Star sanctions for late PBJ data.”

Why are they keeping track of our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? I appreciate their concern that we residents might have our lunches served late, but what about the tuna fish sandwiches? And the chicken? Doesn’t it matter if those are served late as well?

Speaking of late, what about the times when the call bell is rung and the aides don’t show up for 45 minutes and then say they were working short? Is the “call bell delay due to working short” on the five-star rating system too?

And regarding shorts, I lost mine in the laundry the other day and they haven’t been able to trace them. I spent a lot of money on those shorts and believe me, clothes in my size aren’t easy to come by. Usually they come in teeny-tiny-itty-bitty little sizes. I had to have my daughter-in-law go to Kmart and Walmart before we finally found them on Amazon.

I have good news about the Amazon, by the way. A friend of mine is working to plant trees in the Amazon, doing her part to give back to the world.

Now that I mention backs, I should tell you that mine is hurting. I went down to rehab to ask them to give me a hot pack, or a cold pack, I forget which it is that they’re recommending these days, but anyway, a nice young man whose name I can’t pronounce or recall, gave me one of them and it felt so much better. But now it’s aching again.

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What’s all this about PBJ?

Peanut Butter and Jelly

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