Monday, October 19, 2009

Fun with the flu

My patient no sooner sat down when she grabbed a Kleenex, said "Hold on!" and quickly turned away, coughing wetly into the tissue.

"Oh gad," I thought unhappily, "She's going to show it to me."

At that moment, my patient dabbed delicately at her lips, looked over her shoulder, and said, "Don't worry, I'm not going to show it to you."

We both burst out laughing.


Anonymous said...

Mortifiying, just mortifying... heh,heh

jeanmac said...

Too funny, is she a nurse:)

femail doc said...

Good guess, Jean, she is indeed!

Cilicious said...

It's nice to have a lighter moment during a hectic work day.
And at least she used a kleenex instead of her sleeve or pant-leg. :)

Charlotte said...

My husband had a pt. who put herself on a cabbage diet and then brought him jars of pee to ask why it smelled funny. Nice.