Tuesday, May 29, 2012

a matter of semantics

when you are speaking to your friend, whose young child is about to undergo a delicate procedure, please do not ask, as my sister did, if he will have to be euthanized.  (we know you meant anesthetized!)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

awkward doctor moments

running into your patient, the one with the drinking problem, outside the liquor store.

asking a patient how her mother (also your patient) is doing... a year after she died.

introducing yourself to the person who has accompanied your patient to their appointment, only to have them remind you that they are also your patient. (can you see a trend here?)

pulling off a patient's sock and discovering you've pulled off a toenail with it.

looking in the mirror at lunchtime and realizing you have a hickey.  that really didn't happen to me.  i'm just imagining that it would be pretty awkward if that did happen.  even though it didn't.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

domestic tranquility

i am having trouble convincing my dear husband that the reason other people's kitchen sponges look so nice is that they periodically replace them.