A couple years ago I went completely deaf in one ear for no apparent reason. That freaked me out. Because, among many other things, I’d have to mix my music in mono from now on.
I didn’t have any medical coverage. So I went down to the county hospital where the poor people go. Waited in the reception area for about 6 hours with all the other poor people, sweating it out the whole time. Figuring I was going to have to get surgery. Or maybe, even worse, there was no cure.
FINALLY I saw a nurse. This big black babe who must have weighed about 300 pounds. I told her my plight. She immediately grabbed my head in this vice grip, this sort of half-nelson wresters move. And wedged her hand into my ear. And she popped out this big chunk of hardened ear wax. I was instantly healed. The whole thing only took about 2 minutes.
I was so grateful, I wanted to give her a big kiss.