Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Worries

Dr. Grumpy: "Have a seat... I'm Dr. Grumpy... What can I do for you?"

Mr. Frio: Hi... You know, I got a cup of water in the lobby when I came in. I was thirsty and all."

Dr. Grumpy: "Uh, huh..."

Mr. Frio: "It was really cold. I mean, maybe too cold."

Dr. Grumpy: "I'm sorry, I..."

Mr. Frio: "I wasn't expecting warm water, don't get me wrong. But I wonder if it's safe that the water is that cold."

Dr. Grumpy: "I'm sure it's safe. Now, to get back to why you're here..."

Mr. Frio: "I like cold water as much as the next guy, but this was really cold. Colder than I think it needed to be. You should look into this. Someone could get hurt."

Dr. Grumpy: "I'll let Mary know, she's the person in charge of that."

Mr. Frio: "Thank you."

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't like water to be too cold either. But for me, it's not a neurological condition, and I don't bring it up with my doctor, or yak herder.

I'm not sure how drinking cold water could be dangerous, although you may be wasting electricity.

Sounds like your patient is a gullible internet reader... there is an urban legend about the dangers of cold water - it apparently causes fat from food to solidify in your stomach and gunk everything up.

Anonymous said...




Too bad the ice maker was broken.






skidmark said...

Who knew cold water could trigger brain freeze?

Or maybe he got that horrible burning freeze behind you eye from that nerve that loops down near your eye teeth - I think it's called that horrible burning freeze thing. I don't think even warm Diet Coke will make it stop.

But, I mean, just how much more symptom description do you need to determine which way to herd his yaks?

stay safe.

Anonymous said...

We must immediately ban frigid dihydrogen monoxide! Rid the world of this evil!

Old MD Girl said...

You should have asked him if the cold water had given him a shot of cold to the stomach and caused him to get diarrhea. Just kidding. It's probably good you didn't ask him that.

Officer Cynical said...

Wasn't this in an episode of "Seinfeld"?

Medic2RN said...

Diagnose him with sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia and send him on his way!!

Nurse Lilly said...

People can be so weird.

Packer said...

So Mary has screwed up yet again ?

I think he has the worst case of brain freeze I have ever heard of.

Amazing the things that trouble people. MIL is troubled by snow, why we can't understand, she doesn't leave the house, she doesn't drive. But snow throws her into a full onset anxiety attack.

ArkieRN said...

Repetitive/persistent speech can get frustrating when you are trying to shift them to another subject.

Li'l Azathoth said...

"I mean, it's just because I was thirsty. It's not like I'm one of those guys who likes to dip his balls in a cup of water while he reads last week's Time magazine. Because that would be weird. But, if someone like that were to come in here, they'd definitely think the water was too cold. Like, cold enough to make them ache."

Anonymous said...

Ah ha! My lawyers are presently pursuing a lawsuit against McDonalds Corp. for this very cause. Please forward me Mr. Frio's information as he sounds like an ideal expert witness. Please, consider doing this for the common good- before someone else gets hurt!

NRG said...

How much did he drink? Maybe he had shrinkage.

MDaisy said...

Maybe you should offer her an Icee or Slurpee instead. Then she could complain about Brain Freeze.

Jess said...

love the blog

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:41. I was thinking the same thing. Far better to have water that is too cold, as opposed to scalding hot and ending up with a two million dollar settlement, when you spillit on yourself. Unreal.

ibbica said...

If the water's so cold that it causes third-degree burns, requiring debridement and skin grafting, then Anonymous 11:41 would have a good case...

Don't all decent coolers have a 'room temperature' tap?

Anonymous said...

The best-tasting water in the world is from the well my father dug in a little homestead way up north. Here in the midwest, the only way I can recreate a semblance of the memory is to run filtered water a few minutes from the home faucet until it's really cold and then fill a stainless steel measuring cupful. Instant memory.

I have met people that insist all food and drink must be at room to body temperature for consumption, and marvel at their disdain for ice cream, or their gutsiness to drink warm milk (preferably straight from the cow). Ugh.

 
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