The difference between getting off steroids and hormones, and being off steroids and hormones:
Exhibit A: May 19, 2008, hospital parking lot, free valet parking stand, 11:12 a.m.
Parking attendant (PA) #1: Hello, ma’am, how are you today?
PA #2: Howdy, ma’am, nice day, isn’t it?
Mo: (clenching teeth) I’m late.
PA #1: Which car is yours ma’am?
Mo: The Audi. You know, with the same symbol as on the car key I just gave you?
PA #2: We’ll be glad to take care of it for you, ma’am.
PA #1: You have a pleasant day.
Mo: (grunts, and walks into building, wiping tears)
Exhibit B: May 29, 2008, same hospital parking lot and valet parking stand, 11:54 a.m.
Mo: (walks out of building and hands ticket to parking attendants)
PA #1: Hmm, let’s see if we have this car.
PA #2: That’s the Audi, right?
PA #1: Yeah. Didn’t we sell that one?
Mo: (grinning) Uh-oh.
PA #2: Yeah, it just got off the auction block. Got a pretty good price, too.
Mo: (still grinning) Oh, no.
PA #1: Oh, wait, is that it right there?
PA #2: That is it! We pulled it up just for you.
Mo: Whew! I got lucky! Another five minutes and it would’ve been gone, huh? And you two would be off on some nice vacation.
PA #1: Yes, we would. You made it just in time.
PA #2: You have a pleasant day, ma’am.
Mo: You, too. (gets into car, still grinning)