Friday, April 29, 2011

Highway safety

Dr. Grumpy: "What do you do when you feel a migraine coming on?"

Mrs. Hazard: "Exercise helps. I do some stretching and jog in place for a few minutes, and this keeps it from getting worse."

Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, so..."

Mrs. Hazard: "And I need a note from you to get me out of this." (pulls out papers).

Dr. Grumpy: "What is this?"

Mrs. Hazard: "It's a traffic ticket."

Dr. Grumpy: "I see that..."

Mrs. Hazard: "I was driving on the freeway and felt a migraine coming. It was rush hour, I didn't know when I'd get home, and the road shoulder was closed for construction. So I stopped in my lane so I could get out and jog in place next to the car, and this highway patrolman gave me a ticket. I don't get it, either, because I'd turned on my hazard lights. The other lane was open, so it wasn't like I was completely blocking traffic."

21 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

WHAT?!?!?

So basically this guy was responsible for that 45 minute delay on the way home the other day.

I hope you charged him double for the visit.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I honked, swerved, mouthed "F-you" and gave her the finger, but this is Boston, after all. She's lucky it was me tailgating her.

Kathy G said...

This seems ALMOST logical...

Anonymous said...

Did you give her the note?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Hell no.

I told her that pulling over and JOGGING IN PLACE ON A FREAKIN' FREEWAY can have more serious health consequences than a migraine.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just WOW. Stopping on a friggin freeway?!?! How can someone be so out of touch with reality?

Grumpy, you must take massive amounts of drugs or drink like a fish to be able to go to work each day.

Dude, you are the man.

Packer said...

Grumpy, this did not happen to be the first appointment with this "dillweed" was it ? Because it just seemed like a contivance to get out of a ticket. Sort of like the "why were you going 86 in a 55 MPH zone" Oh, there was a guy on my tail and I had to speed all the way up to pass the 4 trucks in the slow lane so I could get out of his way and it took a couple of miles, and I thought it was a 65 zone, as my son explained to me. But Dad I did tell the trooper I had to get to a bathroom, just like you taught me.

Officer Cynical said...

Another one that believes hazard lights are a free pass to violating any traffic law.

jimbo26 said...

When I have a migraine ( rare , now , as I`m retired ) I cannot move .

Anonymous said...

Good thing sex does not relieve his migraines! That would have been a site on I-45!

Mal said...

Pulling over because the migraine has f-d up your eyesight, yes. To jog? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

What scares me is the fact that these people also vote. Do you wonder why we are as messed up as we are?
Dr. Grumpy, you are incredible in the singular fact that you can stay sane throughout all of this. I truly enjoy reading your blog. It shows me that I really do not have problems at work.

oceankisses said...

I've always said that migraines cause brain damage. Here's proof!

Watercolor said...

aaahahahhahahaaaahahhaaaa!!!!!

People are so dumb.

ERP said...

She's lucky she wasn't brought into the ER as an EDP.

Anonymous said...

Thank God I got off the Front Desk at the state cop shop. This goes on all day.

Amy said...

It was insane for her to block a lane like that, but as a fellow migraine sufferer I'm kind of sympathetic. If I had a way to avert a migraine, and it had to be done right away to be effective, I might do something crazy too.

Exercise, though--weird. For me, exercise is just about the worst thing I can do for a migraine, other than shining a bright light in my eyes.

Anonymous said...

If she could jog, she didn't have a migraine. Hell, she didn't even have a headache.

Tee said...

Wow. I'd love to say more but words fail me. Just... wow.

Jess said...

Darwin must have run out of awards.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap that....made my jaw drop. I get really bad migraines, and people don't understand that I can't talk straight during some of them, but I can drive home (as long as it doesn't involve talking). And if it was that bad I would ask someone to drive me home.

Melissa

 
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