Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So?

Mrs. X: "Is my muscle disease hereditary? Because I'm worried about my kids getting it."

Dr. Grumpy: "No, it's not." (pause) "I thought you once told me all your children were adopted?"

Mrs. X: "They are. So?"

17 comments:

Fiz said...

I nearly choked to death reading that! My daughter had just handed me a chunk of left-over chicken from our stir-fry, and I bit it before I read!

peedee said...

hereditary, contagious. same thing. doh!

knitalot3 said...

Maybe they have been licking the same lead paint on the wall?

estron56 said...

A woman I once knew got something similar from an intern, for pete's sake. At the age of 17, she was awaiting open-heart surgery in the hospital when the intern asked, "So, what's wrong with you?"

She replied, "Congenital aortic stenosis."

His response, "How long have you had that?"

Maha said...

Tell me you made that up!!

w8ng2retireRPH said...

i had a woman ask me once if her husband's/boyfriend's/baby daddy's enlarged prostate is something that can be transmitted to her sexually.

Stitch said...

Jeez... and I thought Gilda Radner had it all covered with the notion that adopted kids were too much work because you had to spend all that time teaching them to look like you!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Maha- Sorry, it's true.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Biology is no longer taught in American high schools. A friend of mine (tall, blonde, beautiful, but sadly also caring and modest so I am not allowed to heate her) has a twin brother. At LEAST once a month some moron will ask:

"Are ya'll idential twins??"

Pattie, RN

Mari-Ann said...

HOW DO YOU GO ON???? It is a blessing that you have such a fabulous sense of humor and are willing to dilute the patient idiocy by sharing it with us. Yikes. I really think that you ought to push that patient to the edge of the herd, though.

Arps said...

*laughing so hard!*

auffer said...

And these people reproduce.

Isn't it time for a license to bear children like there's a license for everything else that has a good deal of responsibility associated with it?

Children - a privilege, not a right.

Jeni said...

I was visiting a lady from our church who is a shut-in and as we conversed about our various ailments and such, I jokingly commented about my lousy sleep patterns and that I rarely sleep longer than 3-4 hours at a clip because I will be awakened by the urge to go empty my bladder. And I quipped that this happens so often that maybe I should go see if I have prostate problems. (Keep in mind I am female and yes, I know that is totally a male issue.) Well the lady I was visiting said "Oh my! That's terrible. I sure hope you don't have that in addition to the arthritis and other concerns." When I realized she wasn't aware that this is a male problem, I then had to calm her and tell her not to worry as I was pretty sure that wasn't part of my ailments!

Anonymous said...

When I was working in hospital we once had a Lady come in to be tested for signs of parkinsons because her HUSBAND had it and her hospital letter had told him it was contagious and to discuss it with his family.

I actually saw the letter and she wasnt making it up, typo at the doctors office i think.

Bella said...

DUH~! Big red truck!!!!!

it never ceases to amaze me that stupid walks among us ... LOL

Easily Lost said...

Wipes the soda off her monitor and grumbles about stupid people. I am so glad I don't deal with the general public.

rxgirl said...

I need to stop for the night. I'm laughing so hard that my head is hurting. your blog is awesome. i would hate to run into your patients at the pharmacy.

 
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