Thursday, May 19, 2011

Overheard at home

Thing 1: "Pete was back at school today."

Thing 2: "Was he sick?"

Thing 1: "He was in the hospital. They had to do surgery."

Thing 2: "What happened?"

Thing 1: "He had appendagitis. His appendage was hurting. It's near your stomach. Anyway, the doctor cut it out."

Thing 2: "I didn't know that."

Thing 1: "I read somewhere that you don't really need your appendage anyway. I bet you could sell it for a lot of money."

16 comments:

Mr Mobius said...

No escape from the crazies.

This is why you should bring a change of clothes to work, so you don't carry the crazy home.

Anonymous said...

I am guessing Thing 1 and 2 are the twins?

Have they ever been in the same class at school? Or do you and Mrs. Ibee prefer different rooms?

Had lots of sets of multiples in the days; that's why I ask?

Anonymous said...

med school couples together commenting on the small hands of a to-be-famous surgeon.....- his wife says yes, he has such small appendages. multiple rofls before they even existed.

Julie said...

I'm imagining the rest of the conversation:

Thing 2: "On e-bay even"
Thing 1: "Hey yer"
Thing 2: "Let's"
Thing 1: "Sure" ....
Thing 2: "Now where's dad's book on cutting out apendages?"
....

If you notice a sudden interest in surgery from your kids in the near future be worried ....

Anonymous said...

Dang, I missed out on selling my appendage for a lot of money! I paid someone to take it.
CardioNP

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yes, Thing 1 and Thing 2 are the twins.

We've had them both separate and together in class. Both have advantages and disadvantages.

Old MD Girl said...

Is thing 1's name Lorena Bobbit?

The Nite Nurse said...

Last time I was floated to the ER we had 4 appy present within a 6 hr period. The doc calmly stated after #3 that it was appy hour.

Anonymous said...

May you should keep an eye on your dogs (or tell your Things that dogs don't have appendages) in case they have a surgical brainwave!

Kim said...

Are they identical twins? When I was in elementary school we had a set of identical twins. One was really nice, the other was a pain in the butt and I never could tell which one was which until I started talking to them, which was frustrating because half the time I ended up talking to the one who was the pain in the butt! Anyway, I remember in 5th grade they traded classes for the day. The teachers never figured it out. It was pretty funny.

oceankisses said...

Gee....and I've always prided myself on having all my parts when I could be selling appendages!

A Doc 2 Be said...

hahaha - first thing I thought was:

"new form of birth control" - remove the offending appendage?

oh Gawd...

Anonymous said...

@Kim, the twins are M/F, so not identical.

Kim said...

Oh! I thought the boys were the twins!

Liana said...

Well to be fair there is a condition called epiploic appendagitis...

Mockingbird said...

My appendages are not for sale, but can be sponsored-like Nascar.
I got Pepsi on upper left-$50,000,
John Deere on upper right-$45,000,
Goodyear on lower left-$30,000,
Coppertone on lower right-$30,000,
and ummm... Victoria's Secret on lower middle-Proprietory Info.
Of course, I am artisanal.

 
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