Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dear Mr. Winkie,

I try to be prompt, and run my schedule on time. I really do. Most of my patients are used to that, but you're new to my practice.

So I understand you bringing something to read. People often do, as the assortment of People, Newsweek, Home & Garden, and other lobby magazines can be boring. So I see people with books, newspapers, knitting stuff, Nintendos, laptops, and such to pass the time.

But if you're going to bring something to your next visit, please DON'T make it another issue of Penthouse.

I've got nothing against porn specifically. If that floats your boat, more power to you. But reading it in my lobby, where one of my patients had her kids, didn't make for the calm and tranquil environment Dr. Pissy and I try to cultivate.

So next time, just stick with the Newsweek or Glamour* issues in my lobby.

Thank you.

(*we Seinfeld fans know who we are, huh?)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd have preferred if a certain female relative left her bag of mending at home, too. Darning socks in a waiting room is one thing, but repairing underwear could've been considered a little low-brow for fellow patients (and downright embarrassing for teens with a personal connection to the said undies).

C said...

Oh ick.

Common sense is NOT common.

Tell your cleaning service to pay extra attention to cleaning the restroom.

Chrysalis Angel said...

*wink,wink* hahaha...I love your commenters too!

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Honestly, I have no idea what goes on in some people's minds.

Anonymous said...

Add to that people with smartphones/netbooks/notebooks surfing for "pron." I suppose they could spend their time on http://www.glamour.com/ instead!

Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY? lol.....I work in a PCP office annd i thought i'd seen it all...apparently not. and your blogs seem very familiar with MY life...love your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Chris@knucklehead, I think in this case we know exactly what was on in this person's mind.

webhill said...

Um- one of your patients had her kids in your waiting room? :)

ERP said...

At least it was not Hustler.

Anonymous said...

loved the seinfeld reference, of course you had to be fan!, dont do it too much tough, you dont need to =)

type1medic said...

Wow and I thought I had some interesting pt's!

Anonymous said...

Oh, it wasn't HIS "Penthouse". He was coming to your office after his previous appointment with the sperm bank on the 11th floor and wanted to finish a really good article.....

Pattie, RN

Munk said...

LOL Pattie!

The Mother said...

I guess I need to leave three quarters of my current research reading list at home. Or in a brown paper wrapper? Your waiting room might not be thrilled about my books on the technology of orgasm or the sex manners of the orient.

Harder is convincing my Goth not to take them to school to read during study hall.

terri c said...

Ick.

 
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