"Doctor, here is your herpes! It is finally ready! I can give it to you now, if you want it."
She was referring to an immunostain I ordered on an active esophagitis.
I doubled over with laughter. "I do, I do! I have been waiting for someone to tell me that my whole life!"
I know. I'm not very funny. It's a Monday following a vacation week. I'm sure you can think of a lot better responses. Still, I love that my job creates moments like this.
I think it's hilarious. But then, I am a pathologist.
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This reminds me of a story when I sent a friend of mine who was doing his residency some stuffed giant microbes (specifically, bed bugs, gonorrhea and syphilis) as a birthday gift. (see http://www.giantmicrobes.com/) A few months later, we were out with my sister and husband at a pub, and after a few pints, I said loud enough to be heard over the music 'While I gave you gonorrhea for your birthday, you didn't have any of the fun attached with it!' At that point, the entire pub went dead silent...
Mortification overcame me.
Very funny! :)
Pink Lady - that's funny! I'll have to check out the stuffed gonorrhea for partner gifts next year.
I'm a grossing tech and we had a pathologist getting ready to gross an assortment of things which were still being numbered and accessioned. She asked me if there was anything ready to go. I replied with, "Well, I can give you the finger," completely not realizing what I had said until she started laughing.
My best friend at work is a grossing PA. She has never given me the finger, but she gave me a once in a lifetime gallbladder this week - primary squamous cell carcinoma.
Hilarious! Thanks much - Giz
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