Friday, May 2, 2008

The Mole and the Tooth

The following is a playback of a conversation that I had a few nights ago. I was on call for a nursing home (in small town, not the University) when one of the nurses called me around 10pm.

Her: "Dr. Joheim, this is XXX calling from XXXX (nursing home)"
Me: "Hi"
Her: "Ms. X who is a regular pt of Dr. X scratched a mole at the base of her neck"
Me: Silence....waiting for the rest
Her: "It was bleeding but I put a band aid on it and it is better now"
Me: Still silence....wondering if she is going to tell me something important
Her: "I just needed to tell you."
Me: "ok"

Me (to Mere): "I am totally blogging about that conversation!"

Another random conversation for you. We were at the movies a few weeks ago (in small town) when we had a very interesting conversation with a stranger in the restroom. Syd was standing in front of the mirror wiggling her loose tooth and telling me how it is "sooo loose." About that time a young (around 20) women walked up to me and said, "she has a loose tooth?" I said, "yes." She then told me that she recently had tooth surgery and it "really hurt." She then opened her mouth and showed me the tooth that she had surgery on, repeating, "it really hurt." OK.....I am rarely left speechless but I did not know what to say. I know I said, "gross....I mean, I'm sorry." I grabbed Sydney and we walked away as she left the bathroom. I looked at Mere and said, "I hope she was high." Super weird!!! I really do hope she was hoped up on pain meds.

That is all I have for today. Happy Friday. I have the whole weekend off....yeah!!!!


K J and the kids said...

Maybe she thought you looked doctorish. Maybe she sensed that about you :)

I hope you have a GREAT and warm weekend.

Busy Mama said...

hey now...don't be knocking the crazy people who talk to strangers! I am one of those people!!! haha. Now the real question is how am I supposed to teach my kids not to talk to strangers!!!!