What’s up, doc?
We’ve all had a doctor stick a finger up our bums, right? Of course we’ve had. It wouldn’t be a complete visit to the doctor’s office without one.
And it’s always just a little bit awkward. At least for us, the patients, it is. I’m sure for the doctor it’s nothing more than just another part of the job, and they do it without giving it a second thought, but for us mere mortals getting a finger up our butts isn’t usually part of our day to day lives.
Some of us try to lighten the mood, mostly for our own benefit, and go for the usual cliches that I’m sure every doctor has heard a thousand times. I know when I was younger I would try to be “that guy” and think of something witty to say. But much to my dismay the doctor wasn’t phased by my MST3k style quip. Probably because he’s heard them all about a thousand times before.
Now I just go in and have them do their job. Sure, I’ll still try to keep it friendly and personal (they do have the power to stick a finger up my bum, after all), but I do my best to leave the cliches behind.
What about you guys? Was there ever a moment you felt like you needed to lighten the mood with an authority figure? How did it go over?