Friday, June 10, 2011

Miscommunication

Dr. Grumpy: "When did the migraine start?"

Mrs. Armoire: "Monday, when my husband and I were talking. He'd just come out of the closet."

Dr. Grumpy: "That must have been quite a shock."

Mrs. Armoire: (gives me weird look) "Not really. He was putting away his jacket."

22 comments:

Absentbabinski said...

Haha, good attempt at empathy, Dr Grumpy!

T said...

A hilarious misunderstanding!

Anonymous said...

And by putting away his "jacket" you mean... oh right!

Queen Silly Britches said...

Sounds like someone needs a foot-in-the-mouth-ectomy. Eh, Dr. Grumpy?

Packer said...

Some weird looks are called for, nay they are demanded.

PA Honeybee said...

I may have hesitated on this one, not knowing if she was being literal or using the figurative. Was your statement in jest or serious?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I assumed it was figurative, and was trying to be concerned.

Obviously, I wasn't even close.

Haven said...

::laughs:: Amazing =)

Strongbow said...

Hey Dr G., repeat after me...

"The average American doesn't understand British style ironic humour.

The average American doesn't understand British style ironic humour.

The average American doesn't understand British style ironic humour."

bobbie said...

How did the rest of your session with her go???

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Not sure she even caught it.

Mugdha said...

My thoughts: Oh! Yeah....I can imagine how that might have given you a headache....oh, wait.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she was shocked that he put his jacket away in the closet instead of dumping it on the couch as usual.

webhill said...

haha that's awesome :)
along somewhat similar (ok totally different) lines, I saw a group of chihuahuas today. I walked into the exam room, saw this herd of chihuahuas and said "wow, all of a sudden yo quiero taco bell!" The room filled with the sounds of crickets chirping. I tried again "it's a perrito party!" but again, crickets. Oh well. I was having fun!

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of an episode of Three's Company. You know, the one with the misunderstanding . . .

Anonymous said...

This was absolutely priceless. Too funny.

Snarky Scalpel said...

wonderful. just wonderful

Old MD Girl said...

HAHA!!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Wonderful, brilliant.

Anna :o]

Anonymous said...

It does make one wonder what the connection is in this woman's mind to her husband putting away his jacket and her migraine...

cliffintokyo said...

Alert! Logical Disconnect!
Brains in neutral, everyone!
Thinking out of the closet needed here.
OK, here's one........
How about headache caused by armpit odor?

Anonymous said...

I don't think you need to feel embarrassed, Dr Grumpy. SHE was the one who used the phrase that was open to misunderstanding.

 
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