Saturday, April 16, 2016

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Had to post this before I forgot: I was seeing a 10-yr-old patient the other day and commented on his Minecraft T-shirt. He said, "I guess your grandson must play Minecraft if you know what it is." I was too stunned to speak for a minute, and his mother said, "Son, you're not scoring any points with the doctor making comments like that." I told him that my SON had played Minecraft, but I also had a 19-year-old, so I was certainly old enough to be a grandmother (didn't want him to fee bad, you know; I do care about children's feelings). But that made me realize that it's been several years since I got comments like, "You look too young to be a doctor," which occurred almost every day when I was a fellow and just starting practice. Once, an older father even came out of the exam room when I was finished seeing his son and yelled at my nurse, "When is the DOCTOR going to come in?" Oh well, may as well cancel the Meaningful Beauty subscription....

5 comments:

Junior said...

Ouch!

BeckyW said...

Kids say the darnedest things! You should hear the old references that my own kids make about me.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

ouf!! kids do say the darnedest things :)

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

I do prefer the "old" comments to the "fat" ones. Lucas came up and patted my belly years ago and said, "Big fat belly." Nice.

Anonymous said...

:)

Robbie