I’m sick. And I’m sick enough to know that I needed to go to the Dr. today for an ear infection that started a few days ago.
I make the appointment with the nurse practitioner since that was the only way I was getting in today.
It’s fine. I like her a lot.
As I’m waiting, the nurse to the nurse practitioner shows up to take the standard blood pressure, temp, pulse numbers for the chart.
She then asks “Do you still get periods?”
Did I catch the virus that makes me look 15 years older?
The Dr. arrived asks how I am. I tell her that I was fantastic and that I guess it’s my lucky day because I do in fact still get a period.
She asks what’s going on and then I confess “I put coconut oil in my ear and Pinterest made me do it”
She does the usual looking and poking and proceeds to diagnose a sinus infection with a “raging” ear infection.
As she writes some stuff down she asks “Do you need anything else?”
I say “I could use my garage cleaned out”
She says they can do that but it’s going to have to be another appointment.
I know I’m not hearing that well so I say “another appointment?”
And then she sort of whispers while gesturing with her hands in a circular motion around her lady parts and says “You did say g a r a g e right?”
“Oh my god… YOU THOUGHT I WAS USING CODE WORDS FOR MY LADY GARAGE.”
And then she realizes I was serious about like, my real garage, not my lady garage.
And we laughed.