Monday, June 11, 2012

Great office moments

Mr. Ataxic: "I've been having a lot of balance problems. My walking is off, and I'm clumsy."

Dr. Grumpy: "Let's go out in the hallway, and let me watch you walk."

Mr. Ataxic goes out in the hallway, and I follow him. Stepping out from behind my desk, I discover (too late) that my shoelace is caught in one of the chair's rollers. As I walk the chair comes with me. I lose my balance and fall, just barely missing Ed. Then the whole chair crashes down on top of me. As the chair flies up it pulls my shoe off and sends it flying under the desk.

Mr. Ataxic: "Yeah, doc, kind of like that, but not as spectacular. Holy shit, are you okay?"

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

way to show him how it's done Doc LOL

Jennifer McDonald said...

You had me almost choking on a piece of liquorice.

AWESOME story.

Bernadine said...

All your stories are funny but this one takes the cake. I hope you weren't hurt but thanks for the laugh.

Officer Cynical said...

Slip-ons. Problem solved.

Old MD Girl said...

Awesome. I hope you didn't hit your head.

Anonymous said...

You should see a good neurologist for your balance problems and clumsiness. LOL. Thanks for a much needed laugh on a Monday morning.

Your Doctor's Wife said...

Holy hell, that was funny!

Glad you're okay!

bobbie said...

Hope you're Ok!!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I'm fine, but Ed was scared fish shitless.

danielle said...

And this is why we keep our shoes tied! And not with the laces flopping around like kids do! LOL! Am glad you are okay!

Lauren said...

Best. Story. Ever.
Thanks for the laugh! Glad you're ok.

DataGirl said...

I love it! I laugh out loud this morning!!!!! Oh to be that patient and witness that - way funny!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Ed was actually laughing at you more than he was scared!

ronstew said...

Thanks for the Monday morning larf.

And I like Mr. Ataxic.

RC said...

Wow, I needed a laugh this morning and you certainly provided it. Loved your patient's response. =)

Packer said...

I hate to say I loved the story, but I did, it was not me so it was funny.

Anonymous said...

is the chair okay? it's a new chair, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

well I can see it now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SYCBV3MHsU

President Gerald Ford said...

I'm proud of you, Ibee.

Anonymous said...

think it was one of your staff who secretly untied your shoelace???

Anonymous said...

I needed that laugh so bad today. Thanks Dr. Grumpy!

Anonymous said...

"Dr. Gawky... paging Dr. Gawky... Dr. Gawky, please report to- oops!"

Marian said...

Oh, hilarious!
Thanks for sharing...while you pick yourself off the floor!!

Anonymous said...

Get velcro'ed shoes....

Anonymous said...

I am reminded of rounding in hospital several years ago, on elderly man, who was post surgery and not feeling well. While I, was leaning over him, to do exam, he decided to use me as leverage to pull himself up. it ended up with fulcrum example delux - me flipped over rail, partially on top of him , trying to avoid any post surgical complications by not landing squarely on him with my skirt shimmied up and my face beaming red .... . his immediate comment: "doc, this does not make me feel any better, but i am glad my wife is not here"

Ms. Donna said...

Glad you are OK! Now yiou know how a strioke pt. feels. Everything was OK until ...

Suz said...

Just about perfect. I'm crossposting this one!

Anonymous said...

Once we were pre-oping a patient for a OS enucleation, the anes doc comes in to ask some questions. When he goes to grab his pen out of his scrub pocket it goes flying across the patient and hits him in his OD. Good thing his eye was closed or the surgery would of taken twice as long.

Jono said...

I had an Abnormal Psych professor that acted out symptoms really well, too!

Anonymous said...

You may want to have Mary make you an appointment to see Dr. Brain or Dr. Cortex for possible ataxia. I am glad you're okay and able to laugh about it all the same.

Jenn said...

Oh, doc! "Holy shit, are you okay?"

I shouldn't be laughing. Oh my.

Gracie's Mom said...

As my Grandmother used to say to me..." Oh Love, it's a good thing God made you good looking, for He surely never blessed you with grace.

I snorted hot tea through my nose this morning as I read this, and that is just Not Ladylike, I blame you for this. :-)

Anonymous said...

Still laughing, tears streaming down my face. Dr. Grumpy is truly empathetic.

Mockingbird said...

Glad your alright.
Ya could wear flip flops like the neurologists at Mayo Jacksonville!

Lo said...

I love all your posts, but this one made me laugh till I hurt......a good kind of hurt though.

Thanks and God Bless you, Dr, G

Anonymous said...

Pure poetry in motion.

Glad you and Ed are okay.

--Queen Anne's Lace

Area Woman said...

Sooooooooo awesome! Thanks for the laugh, Dr. Grumpy.

rapnzl rn said...

Ibee, that completely trumps the shiner I'm wearing today after a liter of NS slid off the shelf above me just as I happened to be standing under it last night.

The Grasshopper bows in the presence of The Master.

(giggle)

messymimi said...

Thank you, i needed that!

Eileen said...

Too bad there was no video camera - I'm sure you would have been a finalist on America's funniest home videos(even tho it happened at the office!)

lynda thomas shell said...

That was truly three funny, Would haveloved to have that on tape. I wonder if anyone had a sign with a score of 10 on it? Thx for the BIG laugh

bookbug said...

Was Mary tying your shoe laces together again? ;)

cliffintokyo said...

Nothing like a 'demo' to get an accurate description of the condition from the patient!!!
ROTFL - Brill!

Julie said...

ROFL ...

Anonymous said...

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AECDesigns said...

Awesome. Totally awesome.

Anonymous said...

I get the tail of my lab coat caught in those rollers all the damn time.... and on door handles, pet fur roller hooks, the backs of the receptionists' chairs... good thing tomorrow is my last day in practice before I join corporate pet food!

Anonymous said...

OMG. I just laughed so hard I snorted. Hope you were OK.

Lipstick said...

Catching up on months of your posts while the fam is asleep....nearly woke them up though with all my snorting and laughing. Had tears streaming down my face! I totally feel like I did about two hundred sit ups too! ....love how the pt said, "not as spectacular" hahaha....still laughing...

 
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