Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday afternoon

The following is verbatim. The patient involved is NOT considered to be mentally impaired (because if he was, this wouldn't be that weird). If anything, he reminds me of David Puddy.


Dr. Grumpy: "Where are you working now?"

Mr. Fedex : "A shipping company."

Dr. Grumpy: "Oh. Do you like it?"

Mr. Fedex: "We do shipping there. You know, to ship stuff. I work in sales."

Dr. Grumpy: "Do you need a Depakote refill?"

Mr. Fedex: "Yeah. Hey, doc. Who does shipping for your office, anyway? I imagine you have to ship boxes of stuff all over the world? Are you looking for a new shipping company?"

Dr. Grumpy: "Uh, no. I mean, as a neurologist I really don't ship anything. Maybe mail a few pages of records or forms out."

Mr. Fedex: "Really? What does a neurologist do, anyway?"

(long pause)

Dr. Grumpy: "I treat patients."

21 comments:

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

Maybe you should start shipping some of your patients.

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart!!! Aren't patients just precious! But, you've lightened my day---thanks. CP

Anonymous said...

one way ticket to newfoundland.

Dr. Tonya said...

Treating patients = having patience especially with those you blog about. :)

Donkaloosa said...

Sweet Jesus. And this person is NOT mentally impaired???? I disagree with that, but that's beside the point. I don't even want to see what you consider to be mentally impaired if this bozo isn't!

Anonymous said...

Not mentally impaired, but is suffering from SMS - Sales Man Syndrome.
Sufferers cannot resist urge to work a possible lead by going into the standard routine.

When I was single I got even with one who asked me how the wife and kids were by saying: "Oh guess you had not heard".

Maha said...

At the very least he should know that you're the guy that can renew his depakote rx! Face has now met palm.

Lipstick said...

Hilarious that he asked you what neurologists do since he was there for a check-up!!!

Anonymous said...

"So does this mean you're not going to take my order?"

Anonymous said...

"So, besides not shipping stuff and treating patients, what else do you believe in in the Church of Neurology?"

Anonymous said...

"Cool! What are you going to treat me to?"

Anonymous said...

"We have so much in common. You treat patients, and I try patience."

Anonymous said...

"So why did my boss send me here, and what do I have to do to get the Glengarry leads?"

Anonymous said...

"How do I become a neurologist? 'Cuz I'm starting to think I got suckered when I answered that ad in the back of 'Soldier of Fortune' saying I could make big money by selling shipping. Is being a neurologist a multi-level marketing thing like what I'm doing now?"

Anonymous said...

Aww, come on. Lighten up on the poor guy. There's the "I see patients" answer to that question and there's a more detailed version. Cut him some slack and assume he was asking the latter. Surely, neurologists and say, Ob/Gyns don't do the same thing, even if they both "see patients".

Rogue Medic said...

I explain to people that a seizure disorder does not mean that they do not understand.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky had seizures and is one of the greatest writers, ever. You wouldn't want to lend him money to gamble with, but the guy could write.

This guy . . . . Speak slowly. Use small words. Just as if dealing with the same kind of person who does not have a seizure disorder. Or did he take the Depakote for something else, in which case, Never mind. ;-)

Now, if he were a Toyota salesman, this might explain a lot.

CrownedwithVictory said...

"Cool - High Five."

Doris said...

C'mon now, Grumpy...we all KNOW you're shipping brains all over the country for your own....neurological...purposes.

Fortunately for you, the USPS has those new flat rate boxes...if it fits, it ships!

Don't know what you do about the brains that come from those with swelled heads. Probably an up-charge...

>:p

mongolian yaks said...

wait, i thought your job was to care and feed us, no? who's going to feed us from now on? :p

Dymphna said...

Anosognosia?

DreamingTree said...

Yeah, that's right. (love Puddy...)

 
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