Well Played II
We were wrapping up the session when the doctor, a skilled practitioner with about 40 years of clinical experience, offered to check any of us out if we thought we had any problems worth addressing. Seeing this as a prime opportunity to get free health care, I decided to speak up. Why? Because, as has often been noted here, I am a jackass:
Me: Actually I have something I was hoping you'd look at.
Doc: OK sure what do you want me to do?
Me: Well I have this ear wax problem...I make a TON of it.
Doc: OK well sit in the chair and I'll check it out. If there's enough I'll try to extract it.
Me: Ya last time I was at my preceptor's office and he took a look in there and pulled out this HUGE wad of wax. It was enormous.
Friend 1: Oh my lord that is really disgusting.
Doc: That's ok, people think that having a lot of ear wax is a sign of poor hygeine, when in fact it is a genetically predetermined trait that one has no control over. [Editor's note: I am not making this up to make myself seem less disgusting, and if any ladies find excessive ear wax attractive, let me know.]
Friend 2: How much did they take out of you?
Me: Oh a ton. Actually it was so huge he put it all out on a paper towel for me too see and he wrote "YUM" on it as a joke. He said it was the most he'd seen...
Friend 2: Seriously that's gross.
Me: ...but I was so impressed with it that I took a picture of it with my camera phone.
Friend 1: You're kidding right?
Me: Nope, I just wish my camera wasn't messed up at the time because it came out all fuzzy.
Friend 1: OK, seriously, this is why you don't have a girlfriend.
Ouch. Once again, well played. But of course, I recognize that I set myself up for something like that, because some things just don't need to be shared...
...that said, you didn't seriously think I'd write all that and not actually post the picture, right?
In case you're curious, the wad of wax on that paper was roughly an inch wide, and that was all from just one of my ears.
Next week: Urology Clerkship. Something entertaining might come out of a week of fondling testicles and doing rectal exams. Just a hunch.