Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mary's desk, March 27, 2013

Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."

Mrs. Khwarizmi: "Yeah, I'm driving all over, and can't find your office."

Mary: "Okay, we're in Medical Office Tower 6."

Mrs. Khwarizmi: "Yes! That's where I am! But there isn't one marked 6!"

Mary: "We're the building farthest to the east. There's a sign in front that says 'MOT 6'."

Mrs. Khwarizmi: "I must be in the wrong place. The only sign I see just says 'motvi'."

Mary: "Motvi? Wait... Okay, you ARE in the right place. The 'MOT' sign uses Roman numerals."

Mrs. Khwarizmi: "Roman numerals? Damnit, doesn't anyone speak English anymore?"

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

For years, I thought our dos system at work was MDIV. Imagine my surprise when someone finally said it out loud - "MD-4"

Nurse Lilly said...

As someone with a degree in mathematics, I love the name you gave her.

Jono said...

Intravenous is really 4?

Anonymous said...

Then what number is the IJ vein?!?

Just Me said...

Ok, I had to find out. Apparently the IJ vein is really the "2" vein.

Erin @ Sassin Southern Style said...

Bless her heart.

Ivan Ilyich said...

I think Roman numerals are obsolete myself. How long should it take a bad invention to die out?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Ivan, and tablespoons, and ounces, and minims, pints, drams, gallons the whole lot of it (but maybe not the 'scruples'). (a pharmacist)

Anonymous said...

Yes, really good choice of names here. I've enjoyed your whimsical names for characters. I think you need to invent a Japanese cardiologist named Dr. Takotsubo.

Anonymous said...

Those damn Romans. You'd think the Border Patrol would have learned by now from the experiences of most of Europe and the eastern Mediterranean and north Africa, but at this rate it looks like they'll be taking over America too. Oh, well, at least we may finally get some decent roads and bridges.

Chris said...

Hilarious. I recently got a chuckle out of the XXX Olympiad. Made me picture naked gymnasts.

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MSGMD said...

Was her husband's name Al?

Charles said...

Has trouble with Roman numeral VI; but not the MOT meaning Medical Office Tower?

 
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