Good grief, they’re contagious now?

Dude who normally gives me a lift to the doctor was out of commission past couple of days. He had to go to the ER to–

wait for it….

Pass a kidney stone.

He basically spent the last 48 hours bombed off his gourd on pain meds, and is just now getting up and around.
(Is it bad that I am envious that his stone actually PASSED?)

Lord, I know these trials you put upon us are for our own good, and to help us to grow and develop character and all…
But some of us could stand just a little LESS character development for a while?