Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cause and Effect

From yesterday afternoon:

Mrs. Hedake: "They painted my office building last month, and I just know that's what's causing my migraines."

Dr. Grumpy: "How long have you had migraines?"

Mrs. Hedake: "I've had daily migraines since 1995."

Dr. Grumpy: "Have they changed since the building was painted?"

Mrs. Hedake: "No. Same type as before."

Dr. Grumpy: "Then why do you feel the paint has affected them?"

Mrs. Hedake: "Because I think they'd have gone away if they hadn't painted it."

12 comments:

The Good Cook said...

Wait - she's had migraines on a daily basis for 14 years and she's just getting around to going to the doctor... ?

CK Lunchbox said...

makes sense to me... what?

HeatherLynn said...

human's are so interesting....what an odd sense of logic....

~hl~
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Anonymous said...

'It's that excruciating shade of blazing orange sherbet that jars my head so when I get there in the morning and it just doesn't go away after that'.

Anonymous said...

"I know they would have gone away if they hadn't painted....so can you sign off on my workman's comp claim?"

Mari-Ann said...

Here's my diagnosis: she must have a brain tumor the size of a casaba melon that is causing her to be so FREAKING STUPID! But, of course, I have not had the benefit of medical school; I merely work in a hospital.

Frank, CPhT said...

It all makes perfect sense! She is psychic! She has known for 14 years that they were going to paint, and the psychic pain of this potential pain has caused her such horrific pain! If the pain has yet to end, that must mean that she is anticipating the great painting of 2023!

Or, she could be completely and utterly insane...

Anonymous said...

People like that really GIVE people
with migraines a bad name. Besides
everyone with migraines KNOW it is
the position of planet alignments
that cause migraines!

Outrider said...

Heard this AM on talk radio. More "clinical" logic:

A "nurse" called in complaining that she would never receive the swine flu vaccine, as, unlike regular flu vaccine, it is not produced using chicken eggs (?), and she thinks the government is producing swine flu vaccine using human fetal tissue (???).

For the sake of at-risk patients, I hope she at least has the sense to stay home if she develops flu symptoms. I also hope she doesn't actually work in health care.

Nancy said...

And I think that if I leave my daughter's room alone long enough, it will clean itself without any intervention from me.

The powers of wishful thinking...

ausduck said...

a reverse sort of cause and effect?
Gotta love human logic :)

Kim Kasch said...

Kind of like when I tell people, "this extra 20 pounds . . . I'm still trying to lose that weight from having kids."

People ask, "How old are your kids?"

The baby's 21. . .

That's the part I don't want to tell.

 
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