Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday night, 8:47 p.m.

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

Mr. Flick (loud music in background): "Yeah, I'm gonna run out of medication tomorrow, and I need you to call some in."

Dr. Grumpy: "Which medication?"

Mr. Flick: "I don't know it's name. The bottle is at home. It's the one I take twice a day."

(someone screams in the background)

Dr. Grumpy: "What's all that noise?"

Mr. Flick: "I'm at a movie."

Dr. Grumpy: "Why are you calling me for refills from a movie?"

Mr. Flick: "It's boring, and I wanted to call you while I was thinking about it."

8 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Lady, BE QUIET!! I'm trying to watch a film here!

Jacqueline said...

Wow...just...wow

Li'l Azathoth said...

Next question: where is "neurologist" on one's list of people to call during a boring movie? Are you such an important presence in his life, or did he already call his sister, his uncle, his dentist, his spiritual adviser, and his dry cleaner? Or did he just work his way down his cell phone's address book until he got to the G's?

Anonymous said...

The least he could've done was to get up and go out in the hall to conduct his phone call. The very least!

(As a pharmacist, I could only imagine sitting behind him during a boring movie and having to crank up my brain to figure out which drug he might be talking about... twice a day, hmm, maybe a well-controlled facial tic, no gingival hyperplasia, seems a little wimpy but no evidence of low thyroid, (maybe, well-controlled), it's obviously available generically or he wouldn't let an expensive or elusive drug refill request slip to the last minute. Sure, the doc would know right off the bat if Joe Blow was on ? if he's been on a few years, as he would've had to assess blood levels along the way. Is it a carbamazepine-like drug? Surely not Keppra, Zarontin, or ? How do I casually slip a question, confirming my suspicion to that joker? 'Excuse me, do they fill popcorn containers "to the max"', or 'I'm sorry, may you reach that little case that fell out of my purse and "kept right on" rolling, or "Is Ron in" this show?)

Anonymous said...

Good thing he was not asked to be quiet....
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Maha said...

Jackass! If I were in that movie, I probably would have thrown my overpriced, over sized drink at his empty head!

terri c said...

At least he said he was thinking.

student dr. blaze said...

i'm with Maha. i'd have thrown the overpriced stale popcorn at him, too. one kernel at a time.

 
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