Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Attitude

Dr. Grumpy: "Also, since you had a seizure, you'll have to stop driving for 2 months."

Mrs. Imspecial: "That's ridiculous. My husband is a doctor."

Dr. Grumpy: "Yes, but that doesn't change anything. The law is pretty clear. No driving until you've been seizure-free for 60 days."

Mrs. Imspecial: "I'm married to a doctor. You work with him at the hospital. I'm sure there's some exemption you can get for me."

Dr. Grumpy: "No, there isn't. The only thing that matters here is that you had a seizure."

Mrs. Imspecial: "I'm very busy with our kids, and don't have time for such nonsense. My husband is a doctor."

Dr. Grumpy: "That doesn't place you above the law. Think about what would happen to the kids if you had a seizure while driving."

Mrs. Imspecial: "Don't play scare games with me. I'll have to get a second opinion. I can't believe he referred me to you. He's a doctor, you know."

25 comments:

skidmark said...

You ought to be thankful that some people make it enjoyable to be reported to "the authorities" for special consideration.

stay safe.

awesomesauciness said...

You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

Lisa (aka Mollie's mom) said...

Good thing y'all aren't in Georgia. It's 6 months here. And insurance doesn't pay transportation costs during that time.

Anonymous said...

Glad to know her husband "a doctor" can help when she has a seizure while driving and wraps her car around a pole. I hope it's only a pole she hits, and not another car.

Anonymous said...

There is a woman around here who has a license plate that says drs wife.

Zen of Cake said...

She's griping about two months? It's up to a year depending on circumstances here! My epileptic friends would be jumping for joy in her shoes. Mega eyeroll.

bobbie said...

Set phasers to mega-stun, Jim...

Sal Paradise said...

"A second opinion? All right, you're ugly too."

Stacey Gordon said...

Reminds of the ortho in this video...
There is a fracture.. I need to fix it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0S5EN7-RtI

Kim said...

Bet she drives anyway.

thethingspatientssay said...

It's a year in my state. Two months is nothing. Besides, if she's a "rich" doctor's wife, she can just have the chauffeur drive her and the kids around.

Whelk Lad! said...

"Dammit, I should have listened to my mother and married that mob hit man instead!"

Anonymous said...

In the UK its a year! regardless of spouses profession!

Anonymous said...

"Look, he's a doctor, and if he trusts me not to have a seizure while his dick is in my mouth..."

Loren Pechtel said...

I'm thinking that that's why he referred her to you--let you be the bearer of bad news rather than him.

BobF said...

So, I'm unsure. What does her husband do for a living?

PediNP said...

A chiropractor is a doctor. A college professor is a doctor. Heck, Dr Phil is a doctor....

Mary said...

And, to think, my uncle would voluntarily stop driving when his meds were adjusted because he just didn't trust himself. Too many bad experiences. Of course, my aunt is not a doctor. It's six months seizure free here. Or, it used to be.

GunDiva said...

Anon 5:29 - that's some funny stuff, right there!

I needed the laugh today - thank you.

Anonymous said...

I think you've just discovered a new drinking game.

Anonymous said...

This must be my mother-in-law, who complained when she had to wait at the emergency room even though she told them her husband is a doctor.

Anonymous said...

Now, on the other hand, if he were a Mongolian yak herder...

Anonymous said...

...or the guy who cleans the fish tank...

Anonymous said...

I never understood the Dr's wife thing. I love it when they come into the pharmacy demanding that I issue a prescription (totally wrong drug/pronounciation most of the time) because they are so and so's wife and he wants her to have it. Really? I wasn't aware that the board issued companion passes?!?!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Dr. Grumpy, what is it her husband does again? I don't think she really answered the question.

 
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