Privacy at the Doctor's Office

by Scully 7 Replies latest social humour

  • Scully

    This is so true! They always ask at the doctor's office why you are there, and you have to answer in front of others what's wrong and sometimes it is embarrassing. There's nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients. I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way this old guy handled it.

    An 86 year old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk. The Receptionist said, "Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today??"

    "There's something wrong with my dick," he replied.

    The Receptionist became irritated and said, "You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that."

    "Why not? You asked me what was wrong and I told you," he said.

    The Receptionist replied, "Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people. You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private."

    The man replied, "You shouldn't ask people questions in a room full strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone."

    The man walked out, waited several minutes and then re-entered. The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, "Yes??"

    "There's something wrong with my ear," he stated.

    The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice. "And what is wrong with your ear, Sir??"

    "I can't piss out of it," he replied.

    The waiting room erupted in laughter.

    Mess with seniors and you're gonna lose!

  • carla

    LOL! So true!

  • collegegirl21

    Lol.... I think I might try something like that when I go in next, just not the whole "dick" thing... and yes it does bug me... sometimes I try to talk quietly and then they can't hear you... and then they ask you to speak up and I just hate other people knowing what's wrong with me... lol

  • ballistic
    I think I might try something like that when I go in next, just not the whole "dick" thing

    not recomended. lol

    I must admit, reading the story I was thinking it's the kind of thing I would do.

    The other day me and my mate went to get hair cuts. He wanted to go in this poncy place that give you a head massage and coffee and everything and I just wanted a quick grade 1 trim all over with the shearers, so I went to the barbers next door.

    Then after coming out nearly bald, I walked straight into the hair dressers next door to wait for my friend and one of the girls came up to me and asked if she could help, so I said, "short back and sides please".

  • SPAZnik

    Good one Scully. Doctor's office receptionists with lack of respect for privacy are one of my pet peeves in life.

  • misanthropic

    LOL that's great :)

  • Stephanus

    Must be different over there. When I go to see a doctor, I book an appointment over the phone for the doctor I want to see (no questions asked). When I arrive at reception, all I have to do is let them know I'm there for the appointment and they tell me to take a seat. The only person who ever hears about my medical complaints is the doctor himself (or herself).

    But I do hate running into people I know in the waiting room - THAT's when the embarrassing "What are you in for?" stuff starts.

  • Sunspot

    Scully---What a great laugh for the first thing in the morning!! I have tears running down my face (and I almost choked on my coffee!)

    Thanks for a good one!



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