Thursday, March 18, 2010

What the hell?

Dr. Grumpy: "So we'll see how the medication change works. Any other questions?"

Mr. Baker: "Have you tried the Local Grocery cinnamon coffeecake?"

Dr. Grumpy: "Um, I, uh..."

Mr. Baker: "They're HUGE! How do you think they can afford to sell them for only $3.99?"

27 comments:

medrninja said...

Seriously Dr. G I think your patients may be mistaking you for the Great And Powerful OZ. (Although you are a neurologist so I suppose that could very well be the case.)

mop said...

This is cute. I think he was just trying to make conversation with you instead of asking you about the weather.

webhill said...

Oh! On Tuesday this week I asked a client if he had any more questions and he said "actually yes, do you use Words with Friends on your iPhone, and if you do, what's your username?"

Grumpy, M.D. said...

medrninja- no that's neurosurgery.

Mrs Flobster said...

The probabilities don't favor it, but maybe he's not just a dingbat; I wonder if he might suffer from adult ADD or some other dis--hey! let's go ride bikes!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Squirrel!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

The above joke is only going to be recognized by people who've seen "Up"

Anonymous said...

Once had a patient answer "any questions" with:

What ever happened to Tito Jackson.

Hey, it's only your health.

Call Me Bob said...

I think I know the sort of thing your patient is talking about; he has a good point! As tangential to neurology as it is, how CAN they afford to make them that big?

Candice said...

I got the UP reference. What did I win?

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

Ever wonder if you're just a character in a TV commercial?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Candice- A new Gillette portable Bikini shaver, which plugs into your car's cigarette lighter.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if what you were telling him either scared him so bad he had to drift off to a thought of something comforting and wonderfully amazing at the same time. Just don't read the ingredient list because the HFC and hydrogenated oils will make him sick!

"foughts" was my word verification; is that like an abbreviation for fighting thoughts? EX: "I had lots of foughts today but I mostly ignored them."

student dr. blaze said...

he should know better than to ask you about anything other than diet coke. geez.

w8g2retireRPH said...

thats pretty good.. i usually get "if you were an animal, what would you be?" or the generic "know the winning lottery numbers huhhuhahahhaa"

Moose said...

Oh I do stuff like that all the time. Back when I used to see family practice residents I found them most fun when they were juuuust starting out (well then they were interns, but still). They'd carefully go through what must have been a scripted "how to end the session" and would always ask, "Do you have any other questions?" to which I'd respond, "Yes, what's the capital of Vermont?" Usually they'd either know or start guessing, but one said, "I have no idea, I'm no good at geography!"

Three months later I saw her again and when she (now, more casually) asked, "Do you have any questions?" I said, "Yes, what's the capital of New York?" & without missing a beat she replied, "I TOLD YOU I'M NOT GOOD AT GEOGRAPHY!" (Then we both laughed for a good 2 minutes. I kept her for my doctor until she graduated.)

Today's captcha word is "remin". I "remin" you that NYC is not the capital of NY, though I'm horrified how many people think it is.

Pediatrix said...

Asked some teen parents if they had any questions (after lengthy discussion about feeding their infant). Yes--"when I crack my knuckles am I really cracking the bones?"

Rachael said...

well, what's the problem? you did say ANY questions, right? :)

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...

Under the New Healthcare Plan you will be asked to review pricing at your local grocery store, Dr.Grumps ............duh...hehehe

Joann said...

Was the new medication 'adderall' (or some other attention deficit med.) by any chance?

Anonymous said...

neurosurgeons- the only surgeons whose patients never complain.

Anonymous said...

candace- upgraded dating material

terri c said...

Please send one HUGE cinnamon coffee cake STAT. Will remit $3.99 if you send PO box. My entire body is in spasm at the image of the bikini shaver. OWWW.

Anonymous said...

I do that all the time-they tell me it is called flight of ideas. To me, there is always a logical connection between the perceived non sequitors. I will be discussing someone's ejection fraction and one word will trigger babbling about the Lady Gaga vdeo. Oh no, they took flight again but either way my son's braces cost thousands.

Anonymous said...

I think they are on a Valproate.

Anonymous said...

Lamictal.

Dr. Tonya said...

I learned my lesson as I was evaluating an 8 year old boy for Asperger's Syndrome. I was trying to get him to reciprocate conversation on some topic other than his restricted interests. At the end of the eval, I told him that I had asked him a ton of questions and wondered if he had any questions for me. His response:

"It is not about you Dr. Tonya; it is about ME." Gotta love kiddos! :)

 
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