Monday, August 3, 2009

Exam Room Etiquette

“Wait, wait,” the doctor cried out as I pulled down my pants. “This isn’t a gynecologist’s office.”

I sheepishly pulled up my britches as the gastroenterologist beckoned me to lie down on the table. She had a different set of manners for getting her work done.

That reminded me of the time I went to another doctor—an internal medicine guy. The nurse handed me a paper top, and I put it on.

When the doctor walked in, he took one look at me and said sternly, “This isn’t a gynecologist’s office.” You were supposed to put that top on with the opening down the back.”

He walked out of the room, and I turned the stylish top around.

Guess I’ve been to way too many gynecological appointments; for the simple act of walking into an examination room causes me to take off my clothes.

I wish I knew the clothing etiquette for nudists in doctors’ exam rooms.

7 comments:

  1. I *so* wish I didn't identify with this, lol!!!

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  2. I hate paper gowns! Really, I do. They're flimsy, cold, and pretty much useless.

    You, on the other hand, I love. You are too funny.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  3. Hello Mary Gordon. I'm back again - you need to post more, girl. Your posts are too funny and moving to only post when the muse hits you.

    I gave you the One Lovely Blog Award today. You deserve it because your blog is so much fun to read. I know you're busy right now, so I'm going to put the permalink here so when you have time to look at the post, you can find it:
    http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-lovely-blog-award.html

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  4. Lordy that last line got me! LOL
    Stopped here from Helen Ginger's blog. Very funny post, I'll be back. (I'm saying that in an Arnold Schwazenager voice can you hear?)

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  5. I wish they didn't treat people like they should know this stuff! Normally the nurse tells me whenever she drops me off in the room...of course, most of the time I'm too uneasy to pay attention. I hate stripping down in strange places like that!

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  6. It's funny 'cause it's true! Personal modesty and dignity seem to desert us once we enter that little room. Lovely post!

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  7. Hello. I popped over here from Helen Ginger's blog and she was right about you! Wish I didn't relate to this as well. I never know whether to put the darn things on open to the back or the front. And they itch.
    Karen Walker

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