Thursday, 2 August 2012

This Won't Hurt A Bit!



Sometimes I need to remember that my particular brand of humour does not always travel at all well to all normal everyday events and situations
This morning was a case in point.
I went down to the doctor's surgery in the neighbouring village for a check up this morning.
I have been suffering some abdominal bloating of late, so needed a once over, some routine blood tests and a bit of an MOT (when you are 50 things have a tendency to all go at once so to speak!)
Anyway, there was a new, rather earnest and thorough GP on duty today.
He took a detailed history, gave me a the usual prod and feel and after he fiddled a bit with his computer he turned to me as a bit of an afterthought and said rather too quickly "Oh I think I may have to give you a rectal examination!"
Quick as a flash I replied  "Don't you think you should buy me lunch or at least a gin and tonic before you said that?"
The irony and humour missed the bullseye by a mile and the GP sat there vacantly for a moment and said with a somewhat bemused look on his face
"huh?"
......
Hey ho
ps. Luckily I didn't need the old "prod" once I questioned the dr!

30 comments:

  1. Well it wasn't lost on me John, I laughed so much I had to dash to the loo....oh the joys of being a forty something female.
    Jo xx

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  2. OOh you are a wag, our John.

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  3. Hope all your tests come back clear.

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  4. He might have heard this once too often. Either that, or he got up on the wrong side of the bed.

    I liked it John.

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  5. Just wait till Feb 14; there might just be a card in the post!

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  6. Clueless... What a great line; I'll consider using that with my GP next time, but my GP's a woman and, while she'll definitely "get" (and appreciate) the humor, I'm not sure the scenario works as well as it does with a male doctor.

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  7. But I thought you could not be had for the price of a cocktail, John. Like a peanut...

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  8. Guess he was too preoccupied with being the serious GP to catch the humor. I certainly appreciate the story for the morning laugh!

    Janet

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  9. Guess he was straight.
    Jane x

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  10. I had the same immediate reaction as Hippo (above). So much for truth in advertising.

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  11. He was just playing hard to get.

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  12. It's not you, it's him.

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  13. It would have been hilarious had he pulled out his lunch and offered you some.
    m.

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  14. umm reminds me of all the gyne examinations I've had...had to laugh or would have cried ! Had an uber hansom Dr once !

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  15. Whis name Doc Martin ?
    ~Jo

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  16. Thanks for the chuckle John, but god you're easy!

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  17. Poor doctor. I guess he wasn't in there, then was he?

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  18. What a dope! Booksmart and dumbass all at the same time!

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  19. I had a similar experience when I made a joke when asked if I was still sexually active! Best to keep your mouth firmly shut I find.

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  20. You know...I once commented to my GP/surgeon that he was a fantastic doctor, but his very stern and dour beside manner sucked. He looked me in the eye and said; "I know that Camille, but I am working on it". Needless to say, I felt horrible for blurting out such a thing, but since then he does seem to be 'lightening up' and we get on just fine. Sometimes it does serve well to speak up. At least your version was gentle teasing! You are a gentleman John.

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  21. Oh, dear, that GP seems to have left his sense of humour at home.

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  23. The young ones have no sense of humor - take themselves far too seriously.

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  24. he was in fact VERY professional.... I think I just went very Bette Davis at the sudden thought of a gloved finger!

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  25. Most, and I said most, straight white men just don't get it!
    If I had been a 'fly on the wall' I would have fell to the floor in hysterics!!!

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  26. "Oh I think I may have to give you a rectal examination!"
    - I bet he says that to all the boys.

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  27. Boundaries,John, boundaries. Why do you think people erect fences? Not just to keep the cows in. To keep the foxes out.

    U

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  28. I think your comment was funny. The doc just had a crappy (pun intended) sense of humor. When I called to schedule an appointment with a G.I. doc a while back, I queried the nurse as to the offices's location. She told me it was downstairs, and I said, "How appropriate. In the bowels of the basement, huh?" (SHE laughed.)

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  29. Haha!
    Good one, John. :o)

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