Thursday, August 20, 2009

Expect the Unexpected

I'm a veteran of the neurology wars. I've done front-line service in ER. I've done trench warfare in hospitals and even at my office desk. After 10 years of this I feel like I can handle most situations in my field, or at least know where to transfer the patient if I can't.

But there are some things you are never prepared for. Like showering buck naked in the pitch dark at 4:00 a.m. (so you don't wake up the family). And suddenly having a zillion megawatt flashlight shined in your eyes. And an 8 year old girl in Little Mermaid pajamas, Spongebob slippers, and a fireman's hat suddenly yell "DADDY! YOU UNDER ARREST!"

Nothing prepares you for that. Ever.

29 comments:

moppie said...

LMAO! I think I love your daughter :)

peedee said...

I do love Marie!

Tell me she's not your favorite. lol

Chris said...

I have a 6 (almost 7) year old daughter. I feel your pain.

Liz said...

Aren't kids great? I tell you, best laugh this week! Give her a hug for me...

Kim said...

OMG! That is the funniest thing I've read in a long time! Hope the adrenaline rush has calmed down by now!

ndenunz said...

Gonna have to start lockin' the door.

peedee said...

oh and I'd like to point out...I ALWAYS shower buck naked. There's another way??

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, I knew it was redundant when I wrote it, but it just seemed to make it sound so much better. Added something to the shock I felt.

a corgi said...

LOL; those kids of ours have a way of keeping us humble.....

betty

Cody said...

And what were we doing up at 4am, hmm? Haha

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

OMG...too funny!

Ihanaa said...

BWAhahAhA!

How small is your home that you have to tip toe around to shower? I figure the Grumpy Estates had an East and West Wing.

Anyway, ROCK ON Marie! Next time bring a digital cam corder. You never know when that black mail vd might come in handy.

LD50 Rat

Bella said...

How funny!

sunny said...

So what did your daughter arrest you for?

muirwoodsue said...

Thanks for making my day!

Fiz said...

Marie is the US offshoot of my daughter Kat at the same age!

peedee said...

Actually if you had just said naked in the shower I would have moved right along, but noooooooooo you said "buck naked" and well, that makes me stop and think....what does Dr. Grumpy look like and even better yet, what does Dr. Grumpy look like BUCK NAKED. Then I remember that avatar you have on the side of your blog and I dont want to know anymore.

Just sayin.

Maha said...

LMFAO! I was chuckling like a mad woman under my N-95 after reading that entry at the beginning of my shift! Your daughter is BRILLIANT!

Anonymous said...

Lol lol lol
I can just imagine
Your blog is so addictive and SO funny.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Peedee- It's Walter Matthau, from "The Sunshine Boys".

During the scene where he and George Burns are doing "The Doctor Skit" he plays a very grumpy doctor.

knitalot3 said...

That is priceless.

peedee said...

Oh yes! I knew I'd seen that face before. lol.

ok, so to get this straightened out, since I'm the only one brave enough to ask at this point....

Would you say you look more like Walter Matthau(Dr)? or more like Dr. McSteamy??

=D

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Dr. Doom.

Anonymous said...

I'd install a dimmer switch in the bathroom!

danielle said...

BTW....I am so glad to learn that you do not shower clothed....

peedee said...

Sweeeeeeet. *I think* 0.0

Joanie M said...

Oh that is priceless!!

The comments areas funny s the story itself! Thanks for the much needed laugh!

Amanda said...

i'm trying to figure out how and why one showers in the dark.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Amanda- my day starts very early. So I don't turn on lights, because I don't want to wake up the rest of the family.

 
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