Screaming Voodoo Doll
It sat there, propped up in front of me, while I had one of the most spectacular meals I have ever eaten at The Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans. The kids wanted me to bring them something home when I went there for a business meeting and I had picked it up from a roadside kiosk just outside the restaurant. It was my third trip in as many years to a city I have come to love, N’Awlins. Two Sisters has the most incredible outdoor courtyard. with an enormous tree in the center, covered in fairy lights, and I sat there in the sultry summer heat watching as the waiter created the most perfect classic Caesar salad I had ever had. He was using an enormous, well seasoned, wooden salad bowl that I was mentally trying to stuff into my bag somehow so I could smuggle it home with me along with this garish doll! In went the juice of a lemon. Anchovies were crushed to a paste and garlic was added. Then mustard and Worcestershire sauce with a coddled egg whisked in, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, fresh pepper, lettuce leaves tossed in gently with some Parmesan cheese … ohhhhh … the show that was the making of that salad has stayed with me for years. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water and my tummy growl in anticipation. And, even though folks kept telling me the black color of this voodoo meant it was for hexing to get rid of bad habits, I swear that doll is what prompted me to order the turtle soup garnished with a dash of sherry to go along with that salad! It was a perfect meal. After that I just waddled on back to my hotel room to look up the appropriate wording to aim at the heads of several recalcitrant dictators who simply refuse to listen to me when I yell through the headset about how they need to correct their dictation habits! Not that sticking a pin in that thing has ever resulted in better dictating, but ya never know … one day I might get luck and it will work!
So, in honor of all things “N’Awlins,” and the fact that MT has “been berry, berry, good to me,” my very own MT Week gift to each of you comes in one of these colors:
Red= Passion or Love,
White= Peace Purity and Protection
Blue= Love or Commanding
Yellow= Luck and Power
Purple= Spirituality and Power
Black= Hexing Cursing and Getting Rid of Bad Habits
Once you have picked the color that suits the dictation you are working on best, call up your very own screaming voodoo doll and apply the appropriate implement
Of course, those dolls make a heck of a noise, and you may find you need a new headset to fully appreciate those “authentic” doll sounds! Not to worry, go over to MT Tools and post a response there to the Friday post and you will be eligible for a special MT Week drawing to win that fetching pink Glimmer Headset.
Now that you have discovered the talent of commanding the doll, let us know how it is working for you by posting here and ya never know, maybe that white (peace, purity, and protection) one means perhaps there is a little MT longevity in your future because posting makes you eligible to win a spot in this EHR course
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