Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Doctor's Office Is My Stage

Sometimes I crack myself up. Yesterday, at the doctor's office:

Me: [Opening mouth wide.] Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Nurse Practitioner: [Glaring inside with light.] You've got big tonsils.

Me: Thanks for noticing.
I don't know why I found that so funny. As we were wrapping up the visit:
Nurse Practitioner: Okay, so you'll have to come back in a month and we'll do a full physical.

Me: Ummm, no, I don't think so.

Nurse Practitioner: Why not?

Me: I'm just not up for that.

Nurse Practitioner: You'll have to get a prostate exam, too.

Me: Exactly!

Nurse Practitioner: You have to start getting them now on a regular basis.

Me: Ummm, I get enough of them in my private life, thank you very much. [Not really, but I was enjoying this repartee and it seemed funny and a bit shocking.]

Nurse Practitioner: Maybe so, but they aren't professionals.

Me: Don't be so sure. I've paid before. [Not really.]

Nurse Practitioner: [Raises eyebrows.]

Me: Not really. I'm only joking.
I left laughing like crazy and it felt good. I haven't had a good laugh in a long, long time. I miss social interaction with intelligent people where I can sharpen my wit.


Breenlantern said...

loved this post and your sense of humor!!!!!

John said...

You are my HERO! What balls!

ArichNY said...

You got me laughing!!!

Mark H said...

I can't WAIT for my NEXT P Exam now that I have fodder to give that Doctor! I HAVE HATED the times I've had this done why? These doctor "specialists" continue talking about cutesy things in the world while you're sitting there all compromised with something that doesn't belong near you......... it's an AWKWARD few minutes, and they just don't see it. My funniest was the one doctor who kept asking me if I'd seen MILK while he was performing his exam. Whew! What to say! See. I needed YOU there to help me out.

Y | O | Y said...

Mark--You should have told him, "You keep massaging my prostate and we're both gonna see milk!"