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Ok so I had a bit of a funny occurrence while in the hospital last weekend and I just had to share as I'm sure situations like this happen to others as well. I am nearly at the end of my pregnancy (I have a breech baby, so I'm having a C-section on Monday the 27th) but I was having some contractions this past Friday so I had to go into the hospital to be monitored. Well you know how they ask you like 101 questions about yourself and your lifestyle when you first go in there.. ok well one question of course is religion. Now I live in Alabama, so to say the least, to be Wiccan is pretty unheard of by the general Southern-Baptist population - but most people at least know what it is, if for no other reason than to be able to better evangelize to us "lost" folks. So my nurse asks me what religion I am, and I say "Wiccan".... she just stares at me. She doesn't type anything. Finally she says "um, how do you spell that?" to which my husband and I start laughing - we couldn't help it! So I say "W-I-C-C-A-N", still with a bit of a giggle in my voice. The nurse looks at us suspiciously, and says "I guess I was just sheltered" LOLOL. Nice excuse! Ok so fast forward to later on, another nurse was trying to tell me about this 8lb baby that was in the NICU and she said that "no one has a crystal ball" like meaning that no one can see how the healthy baby will be till it makes it on the outside. Well I just kind of very softly laughed and jokingly said something like, "actually I do have a crystal ball". To which the nurse gave me this total-shocked look and said real loud "YOU have a crystal ball???!?" like it was some horrible crazy thing to own and my husband chimes in with a huge grin on his face and says "Yep! She's a witch!" ... the nurse leaves the room without a word and did not return, LOL!
Anywho, we thought it was pretty amusing!