Monday, September 28, 2009

Post-Call, Monday Morning

After rounds this morning I stopped by the doctors' lounge to get a Big-Gulp sized coffee. They were out of creamer, so when I got to the office I grabbed a couple packets that were lying around the break room and stirred them in.

When I began drinking it I choked. The packets weren't creamer. They were parmasan cheese, from a drug rep who brought pizza last week.

Coffee tossed, switching to Diet Coke.

13 comments:

auffer said...

I have done that.

Was at dinner with my wife and mother in law at an Italian restaurant, and when my coffee arrived, I was so caught up in the conversation I didn't notice I was picking h the Parmesan instead of the sugar. Reading that on your blog put the whole episode right back in my mind in 100% clarity. Thanks:P

I don't know how you drink DC over Coke Zero. Zero is soooo far superior! But both are better than Parmesan flavored coffee :-/

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Auffer- I drink both. I keep a case of each in the fridge, and switch between them depending on my mood. And Vault Zero for variety.

The Good Cook said...

I've done that too only my poison was salt instead of sweet and low. I just switched to black tea.

Happy Monday. Hopefully the rest of the week goes smoother.

MJH, CPhT said...

Vault Zero... Now you're talking a language I can understand, Doc!

Anonymous said...

Grumpy, if you need the caffeine, for sure coffee with parmesan cheese in it is a better fix than diet coke with an extra packet of sweetener. At least the coffee doesn't fizz out.

auffer said...

Vault zero... the only thing I miss about not being in Texas!

I have searched far and wide here in the land of fruits, nuts and flakes (California) and cannot find it at all, anywhere.

I figured they'd discontinued it... now that I know it still exists, my pill counting today will be at a much more depressed pace.

Thanks for simultaneously ruining and brightening my day, DrG. :/

Ware are we?? said...

When leaving Olive Garden on evening the waiter forgot to give us the Andes mints. spying two rectangles on an empty nearby table I picked them up. Upon opening them in the car, I found out they were butter pats. lol
It pays to READ the wrapper!

neil said...

Grumpy, time to start doin' the serial 7's (on yourself).

Anonymous said...

At 0613, a very easy mistake to make!

RxKerBer said...

While having dinner with my mom the other day, I took some cole slaw from the salad bar. When I took a bite of said slaw, I almost spit it out. It was seafood salad! I hate seafood. Last time I listen to my mom about what's on the salad bar. At least you had the DC backup.

Lilorfnannie said...

I did that once with a big container of garlic salt. They served pizza or whatever there too and the glass dispenser was there with all the other condiments (pizza-related, coffee-related, all together) and I just grabbed it without thinking. Soooooo happy I caught the mistake before I took a swig!!

CK Lunchbox said...

Byuck! That's like my continual problem with paprika and cinnamon.

grasshopper said...

Reminds me of the time that a friend brought over a pizza...and a heaping handful of non-dairy creamer packets.

 
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