So I’m at the doctor’s office for a checkup.
The doctor tells me to lie down on the exam table.
There is also a 3rd year medical student in the room as part of her training.
The exam starts and there are all these devices for checking things out.
It’s feeling a little tense.
I jokingly say, “I feel like a cadaver lying here (being studied).”
Then the medical student says, “Oh you smell much better than a cadaver! I just took that class.”
Oh, how comforting is that–smelling better than a stinkin’ dead person whose been embalmed!
At which point, there is some ridiculous talk about dead people and formaldehyde, body odor, and decay.
This was quite a lively visit, but I hope it was helpful to me and to medical science. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)