I get my chuckles.

Some of my patients are really hard of hearing. The one I sat down next to this afternoon often "forgets" to put on her hearing aid.  It may be her state of denial, because she's only about 60 years old, and it may be hard to admit that she's losing her hearing.  So when I whisper to her, she says "Huh?" and leans forward to hear better.  So I lean down and whisper directly into her ear. 

I think I must have raised my whisper voice, because I asked her how her eyes were feeling, about 3/4 of the way through her treatment, as I noticed her blinking rapidly.  The poor guy in the next table with the eyeshade on started whispering back because he thought I was whispering to him!

This story was posted on May 12 2009 by lumiel.
Tags: humor

Comments

  • May 15 2009 at 9:17 AM
    urbanapuncture writes:

    thats like when someone

    thats like when someone thinks they were snoring and they are all apologetic (and it was the other guy)

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  • May 15 2009 at 3:02 PM
    lumiel writes:

    Reminds me of when I used to teach preschool.

    Almost every day I’d come home with these humorous tales about what the kids did or said in class.

    So here’s another one about hard-of-hearing: sitting in the waiting room (in my previous location) talking with 2 middle-aged (going on elderly) ladies.  The first one says she thinks she needs a hearing aid because she was driving with her sister in the car, who was relating a friend’s surgery story.  The sister said something and the patient was incredulous.  “What!” she said back.  “The surgeon was BLIND!??”  Well, she realized that her hearing was bad because the sister said that the surgery was fine.  Then this first patient add to me:
    I’m really happy with the way things are going, but I wanted to ask you about that handout you gave me on saturated fats.” 

    At that, the second patient perked up attentively and asked, “What sexual facts?”  We go got a belly laugh out of that one.

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