Monday, March 12, 2018

Shopping

I have a pretty good rapport with my patients, tossing jokes and mild insults back and forth during a visit. It's just part of the way I practice. Most of them like it, since it flies both ways. Patients that don't gravitate elsewhere.

But sometimes it has its consequences.

One of them, Ted, is an older fellow who works weekends at Costco, running sample stations. When he shows up they tell him where he'll be working that day. He briefly reads up on the product and sets up a table.

Yesterday, as I picked up some items to feed the teenage horde, I saw him at a table over by the pharmacy and waved.

He yelled "HEY, DOC! I'M SAMPLING ADULT DIAPERS TODAY! GOTTA LEAKY BLADDER? COME ON OVER HERE AND TAKE ONE!"

And he waved a free sample in the air at me.

My kids (and everyone else nearby) cracked up.

I yelled back "Ted, you're a dead man!"


13 comments:

Officer Cynical said...

Next week he's working the condom table, and he's waiting for you.

Jono said...

I also love to joke with my physicians. During a skin biopsy I started singing,"I've got you under my skin" in my best Sinatra imitation. I figured she needed some fun during her day. She did.

RC said...

That gave me a much needed Monday morning after the time change laugh. Thanks, Doc. May your bladder never be leaky.

Anonymous said...

Actually, considering how out-of-the-way the bathrooms can be at Costco, you might want to take it.

Ms. Donna said...

Hope he was waving a dry diaper. Just sayin'. ;-D

Packer said...

Anon1147, speaks from experience
ditto Home Depot
Lowes puts them up front to their credit and my gratitude.


So Doc how did they work out

Mountain Woman said...

I like Ted.

Migraineur said...

Jono- I was helping a friend bathe with a broken leg, since she needed help, and I have some medical training (respiratory). I start trying to help her get her rear clean, and she jokingly tells me to clean it like I would my own. So I start singing, "Getting to Know You" and started scrubbing hey rear and not broken leg. We both were dying giggling after about the first line or two, but we needed the ice breaker.

Butch said...

Ted's dead, baby. Ted's dead.

Rich said...

His next visit should be on the house.

Astrolabe Silverwax said...

How exactly is sampling adult diapers at Costco supposed to work? With the food, you take a sample of whatever, you eat it, and, if you like it enough, you stick it in your cart and buy it. So do you take an adult diaper sample, remove your pants and underwear right there in the store aisle, put the diaper on, and pee in it to see if you like it enough to buy it?

Anonymous said...

This post in Ask A Manager made me laugh because it's about a medical office & involves a secretary named Mary, so it made me think of you! (Don't worry, I know it's not.)
http://www.askamanager.org/2018/03/jane-has-lost-her-mind.html

Friends With Voltaire said...

Migraineur-
You're awesome lol

 
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