Monday, September 9, 2019

Thanks, Sherlock

A drug rep marketing an epilepsy medication brought lunch in for Pissy and I, so we were having the usual 30 minutes of catered sandwiches and pamphlets full of glossy pictures, graphs, and small print.

As we talked, she mentioned that, as part of her new-hire training, she was sent to volunteer at Camp Shaking Pines this past summer. This is a summer camp held for children with epilepsy who, for medical reasons, can't go to other camps. The purpose of her 3 days there was to "raise my awareness" of epilepsy.

Then she said "Doctor, do you know that some of those kids, the ones with seizures, will actually have seizures, right there, at seizure camp?"

I heard a thud behind me as Pissy's hand hit his face.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess her previous awareness was running about 0/10. Now must be 2/10.

Unknown said...

I'm with Pissy....before you even got to the end i could see where this was going...i'm going to go with the idea that it "sounded better in her head" than it did out loud...because the alternative is wondering about the common sense in humanity...

Moose said...

"Camp Shaking Pines"

You are so bad

(I'm imagining these kids being bombarded with pinecones.)

"brought lunch in for Pissy and I"

and eternally a grammatical disaster.

jbt369 said...

I used to work at a camp for blind people. Did you know that they were blind all of the time they were there? It was astounding.

Ms. Donna said...

Oh, the stupidity. I am surprised you and Dr. Pissy didn't hit the floor. Or the rep.

Unless the med is a real breakthrough, please think twice about it.

southern doc said...

Cheerleading team at which university?

gloriap said...

Why don't kids leave their conditions at home when they go to camp. Their cellphones, too.

Anonymous said...

So I'm guessing she didn't raise your awareness or Dr. Pissy's awareness all that much. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Was the rep's name Penny?

Shash said...

Did you raise her awareness of the reason they had a special camp? She doesn't sound long for the drug rep career.

Packer said...

Moose, Grammar is dead, we just have not held a funeral.

 
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