Monday, April 4, 2011

Doctors Behaving Badly

Yesterday morning I got dragged from my Sunday sleep-in to see a hospital patient.

As usual, I swung by the doctor's lounge for some morning nourishment, namely a Diet Coke and miscellaneous baked good.

In the tray of muffins, I encountered this:





What is it you ask? Well, let's unwrap it:





Yes, folks, it's a banana-nut muffin that one of my esteemed colleagues gnawed/cut/pulled the top off THEN WRAPPED BACK UP AND RETURNED TO THE TRAY!!!

I decided to just have a bagel.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it bad that I would have just eaten it?

apotential said...

From now on, when people ask why I went to medical school, THIS is the answer. To gnaw off muffin tops consequence-free! SO MUCH POWER.

thatsit said...

Wait! My kids visited? Darnit, I try and keep them under my thumb but sometimes they escape. Sigghh

S.b. said...

Everyone knows the top half is always better.

CrownedwithVictory said...

Top of the Muffin to You!

Julie said...

how else do you have half a muffin?

Axl Rose said...

Yeah honestly I think they did you a favor! Muffin bottom >>>> muffin top, tastewise. Totally different league of awesomeness!

Packer said...

A muffin topper---how great to know there are others out there. But it is not gnawed off, it is pulled, and properly done the bottom is then eaten, savoring the top for last.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was 'hygienically' gnawed off? Or, maybe the tin was overfilled and the 'flying saucer' top took off on its own?

Those cupcakes look pretty yummy to me. I'll bet if it arrived intact, someone's Lenten resolution kicked in a second too late.

So, was there any evidence left by the culprit e.g. trail of crumbs?

Just Me said...

nice !!!!!

The Mother said...

My teens pull this stuff. But even they understand it's poor form. A fully grown adult should know better.

Barbara Preuninger said...

But wait! It's an artisanal muffin-bottom. (In the sense that it takes some skill to twist &/or gnaw the top off.)

pharmacy chick said...

Were you steamed at your esteemed colleague??

Anonymous said...

Is food in the doctor's lounge free?

kytica said...

It's like those people that go to all you can eat sushi and then only eat it sashimi style and leave a platefull of rice around.

Loren Pechtel said...

Someone has a bit too much ecology on their mind--I'm pretty sure that was torn off. Someone only wanted part of a muffin and put the rest back rather than wasting it.

Thomas said...

It really annoys me when the "halfers" see free food at work. They'll crack off half a cookie, take half a donut, etc.

Listen, you twit. Take the whole damn thing, find a friend to split it with, or leave it the hell alone!

Andrew_M_Garland said...

Dr. Grumpy,

(1) They eat the entire muffin.
(2) They eat the top and throw the rest away.
(3) They eat the top and rewrap the bottom. Your case.
(4) They eat the top and leave the bottom directly on the table in a pile of crumbs.

(1) and (2) don't give you any choice. You are relieved of any introspection.

(3) Gives you a choice and a problem. It presents a personal conflict as you wrestle with your more animal self, exploring what you will and won't do to satisfy your desires versus taking a risk. Possibly JCAHO could be the final resource for making this decision.

(4) Fortunately, this was not the case. This brings us to the bare edge of civilization, an affront to the muffin, to you, to your colleagues, and to any sense of decency. Yet, your desire might tempt you. This is well beyond JCAHO, into a world without rules or redemption. Hopefully, this will never happen to you.

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Anonymous said...

I have a similar photo from my doctor's lounge of the centers eaten out of danish with the dry pastry ring left over.

Anonymous said...

Is the muffin half-eaten or half-uneaten?

Anonymous said...

The muffins needed to be baked in muffin-top pans. Yes, there really is such a thing as a muffin-top pan - I have one, and use it for making yorkshire puddings.
Tracy2

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ERP said...

I think Happy Hospitalist did that.

Lois said...

hahaha I wonder if he was watching to see the reaction..

Anonymous said...

You have discovered the secret everyone has been looking for.... How to lose their muffin top....it's a dieter's dream...

medschoolodyssey said...

I have done this before.

To whomever might have drawn that muffin, I deeply apologize.

 
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