What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger.
Hate when doctors do that....
@Suzy- Doctors sometimes just don't think about how their words are going to impact an anxious patient. I once had some tests run and had to return to the doctor's office to hear the results (uh-oh...). Once in the doctor's presence, he says "a lot of people get totally freaked out as soon as they hear the word cancer..."Which is, of course, the point I started totally freaking out (in my head, anyway). He kept talking for several minutes in a lighthearted way, and eventually got around to telling me that my tests were all clean as a whistle. "Then what was the cancer talk about?!" I asked."Oh," he replied. "I just thought that was interesting."By the way, the doctor in question is excellent - it was just a momentary lapse of perspective.
OMG...a tad better than OOPS!!
LOL Stilt!!!!!! I guess its good to have a friendly, chatty doctor...um....most of the time??????
I know a couple of those docs!
@SC- Yeah, "Oops" isn't a big crowd-pleaser when you're under the knife.@Suzy- My doctor is friendly and chatty, which I really like. But in this case, he had assumed I wasn't one of his "nervous nellie" patients. Incorrectly.@Glenn B- I think all doctors have their moments when they send signals that they don't mean to. That's why I'm always emotionally drained by the time I escape...er, leave... their offices.
And here all this time I'm waiting for a wedding anniversary joke...
Well, it's not exactly an "anniversary" joke, but I thought it was pretty funny - An older man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.The man replies, "I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?"The man replies, "That would be my wife."
You're right, Pete. That IS funny!
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