Friday, November 22, 2019

The art of distraction.......

I was at the dermatologist's the other day.  He's a tiny little man and a chatterbox.  One of the reasons he's a chatterbox is that it distracts you from what he is actually doing.  This is how it went with me!

Doctor had to take another mole off my body this time on my rib cage.

I mentioned we lived in the "snow belt" area; which means we get bloody snow whether we like it or not😕

Doctor getting ready for procedure........

Doctor: "are the ski hills open yet?"

Me: "I don't know?"

Doctor: "Do you snowboard."

Now this is where a video of this conversation would have made me millions on YouTube.....

Me: "The only bloody snow I have any contact with is when I shovel it!!"

Now what you don't hear me say to myself is:

"Is he a doofus or what, do I LOOK like I snowboard?????  I am a woman the wrong side of 50, with not at athletic bone in my body.........I have the grace of a fairy elephant.  Put me on a snowboard and I may as well have the ambulance all ready and waiting to put me in at the bottom of the ski hill.......that's if I can actually make it up the hill in the first place!!"

By the time I had processed all of this he had taken the mole off.............perfect art of distraction.......well done Dr. Chang!!

11 comments:

Paula said...

Oh Gill you are just hilarious!!! I could visualize the whole process... Thanx for making me laugh. On a serious note, I hope everything is fine with you...

Julierose said...

Oh this is too funny--good going there Doctor!!;)) My mind would have run along the same lines for sure...distraction is a finely tuned art...hugs, Julierose

Jackie said...

When I used to take the youth group skiing in the winter I would stay at the bottom of the hill and watch. There was no way I was going up that hill only to come down kamikaze style. Like you there would need to be an ambulance waiting at the bottom.

God bless.

Gill - That British Woman said...

everything is good Paula.

Anne in the kitchen said...

You are lucky for a distracting dermatologist. I went to mine this week to have a couple of places I was suspicious about checked. They are fine but while I was there he said he could remove a few brown pigmented sunspots. I am pretty sure I heard maniacal laughter and saw an evil grin as he came into the room with his little liquid nitrogen gun. 57 zaps later I left his office with blisters forming up and down my arms. He charged me nothing for the procedure so I figure I must have provided him his daily entertainment. And for the next week and a half I will look like a freak or a victim of domestic abuse.

Jenn Jilks said...

That really is funny. We bloggers entertain one another with self-deprecating humour.
The "wrong side of 50!"

Karen said...

I'm with Jenn. Takes one to know one, LOL

Practical Parsimony said...

I have a talker in my endocrinologist, but he is doing nothing scary, just usually reading notes and commenting. That is funny about your snowboarding. I always could fall on flat, snowless ground, so I would never go up and have to come down a hil quickly.

barbara woods said...

I'm with you , just watch the kiddies

William Kendall said...

Quite a technique.

Winifred said...

Well at least the mole is in a place not seen by many people. I had a rodent ulcer removed from my nose recently. Annoying as I'm not a sunbather & wear factor 50 & a sunhat in sunny weather. It looked horrible & I was embarrassed to go out in public especially after a couple of people asked me whether I had a nose piercing. Streuth if I hadn't bothered to get my ears pierced am I ikely to have my nose pierced age 74?