Thursday, December 9, 2010

Using the Jedi Mind Trick

Dr. Grumpy: "When did your headaches start?"

Daughter: "6 months after the car accident."

Mrs. Mother: "NO! You mean they started immediately after the car accident!"

Daughter: "I mean they started immediately after the car accident."

23 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Are they suing the person they got into the accident with?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Don't know.

Yet.

amy said...

These are not the droids you're looking for.

The Mother said...

We've even had patients call and ask if it's possible to fake their tests.

Kim said...

You wanna buy some death sticks?

You don't want to sell me death sticks.

I don't want to sell you death sticks.

You want to go home and rethink your life.

I want to go home and rethink my life.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I thought you had to be over 21 to buy death sticks? And the convenience store says they check ID.

Anonymous said...

Sounds very much like a case of compensitis!

Humincat said...

Obviously this parent hasn't mastered the art of "before we get out of the car" conversations. Works great when you are trying to get your children to put on a show....

Spring said...

Is this an adult daughter, and if so, does she have medical insurance? I could see them trying to get this covered through the car insurance if the kid's not covered under mom's health insurance plan.

My own daughter (20) isn't covered anymore, and if I thought there was a serious problem, and we had a recent car accident to blame it on/get at least partial health coverage for, I might be tempted.

Sarah G said...

My wife used to work in medical records. She dealt with a fellow who was trying to claim that his son was 3 months YOUNGER for Little League purposes. Didn't fly.

23 Skidoo said...

Dangit @AMY said what I was going to say...

Kim said...

I believe you only have to be 18 to buy death sticks. And I don't believe most convenience store clerks check ID.

Speaking of checking ID, and this has nothing to do with the post and I'm going way off on a tangent here, but when I was in college I worked as a cashier at a grocery store. One woman came in and was writing a check so I needed her ID (this was back in the dark ages when we had to do everything manually....no scanners of any type). When I looked at her birth date, I noticed that she was only 19. The drinking age in New York was, and still is, 21. Had she been buying alcohol, I would not have asked her for ID, she looked about 45. A little while later someone else came through and that person was buying beer. I thought that person looked about 14, so I asked for ID. According to the ID, that person was 35. Holy cow. I've often wondered if they swapped ID's at some point.

Packer said...

Man confused me, I still don't know when they started.

Alaina said...

Sarah G - my parents once made a fake birth certificate for my sister because she was one year too young for summer day camp at the rec centre near our house.

Kim - It happens. I am 32, yet at 5 foot and 105 lbs, still look like a older teen (my tshirt and jeans look doesn't really help either)

Kim said...

Alaina, when I was 32 everyone thought I was about 21. I will be 40 in February, and I don't know what happened but suddenly I look like a middle-aged librarian! Well, a middle-aged librarian who wears nothing but t-shirts and jeans, and the only footwear I wear are sneakers, birks and hiking boots!

101Md said...

riiiiiiiiiiight....!!

Anonymous said...

Dude, I mean whatever my Mother says I mean!
[Mom whips out a laser hairpin and dictates what to write in *patient notes* to quaking Doc]
Another episode in the longest running antediluvian soap we all know and *love*: *Revenge of the Matriarch Stormtroopers*

Cliff

Anonymous said...

What's a death stick? Deep fried corndog on a stick? Deep fried Mars Bar on a stick?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone is trying to get some more money out of an insurance or civil settlement relating to the car accident. It could be legitimately related to the accident, but that makes it sound suspect, lol.

Kim said...

A death stick would be a cigarette. :)

lovinmyjob said...

I had a similar conversation with a patient recently. She was given a medication which definitely crossed into breast milk. I knew that she was breastfeeding because she asked me about it. When I explained that the drug was dangerouse for the baby in that the infant could experience anything from extreme sedation to coma or death, she turned and looked at her mother and said, "The pharmacist said that if I take this the baby will sleep better. What do you think?" Just when we thought counseling was important!!!

Karanya said...

Why do I smell a lawsuit?

Anonymous said...

Seems Legit!

 
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