Monday, June 3, 2019


Betty Tau: "Hello?"

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

Betty Tau: "Dr. Grumpy isn't here."

Dr. Grumpy: "Hi, Betty, this is Dr. Grumpy. Did your daughter call me?"

Betty Tau: "Dr. Grumpy isn't here. You have a wrong number."

Dr. Grumpy: "Betty, is your daughter there?"

Betty Tau: "No, but I think she was trying to reach Dr. Grumpy. Do you know him?"

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a call for your daughter. Why don't you put her on the phone?"

Betty Tau: "I told you, Dr. Grumpy isn't here. You'll need to ask my daughter what his phone number is. She handles those things. If you want Dr. Grumpy you should call his office and leave us alone."



Officer Cynical said...

"Hi, this is Dr. Grumpy. Have there been any calls for me?"

Michael P said...

(Soft knocks at the door)

Who is it?

It's me, Dave, man. Open up. I got the stuff.


It's Dave, man. Open up. I think the cops saw me come in here.


Yeah, Dave!


Right, man. Dave. Now will you open up the door?

Dave's not here.

Anonymous said...

And her friend, Amy Lloyd.

Chuck Palahniuk said...

But what if it turns out that Betty Tau and Dr. Grumpy were the same person all along?

William said...

Sounds like a skit from Carol Burnett.

I would be near boiling by the end of that phone conversation.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea you heard the call I had with my mother-in-law on Mother's Day. It went pretty much the same way. Just substitute my husband's name for Dr. Grumpy.

Shash said...

Is this the party to whom I am speaking?

Ms. Donna said...

Tau tangles. The company that comes up with cure is going to make scads of $

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for this family. I have had several similar conversations with patients. Alzheimers leaves no dignity intact.Also, out of curiosity what is your take on the article stating Pfizer saw a 64% reduction in Alzheimers risk in patients who used Enbrel, but then chose not to proceed with any clinical trials?

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