Okay; ‘kidney stones.’ Yep, had one last Dec. When I first went to the urologist’s, I had to look twice at the office marquee – at first I thought I had inadvertently stumbled into a conference room at the United Nations. I eventually found a name that contained the same letters I had on my referral slip – and, in the same order – so in I went!
The urologist was actually not a bad ‘kid,’ 30, maybe 32. And, he actually spoke English w/o an accent (bonus). Now, if I can just get him to stop calling me “Buddy!” He began that right from the git-go…
Medical folks these days all seem to have iPads. That’s nice, but every once in a while, eye contact might be nice. I left my iPad in the car so I could talk with him… Next time I’ll bring mine in, and we can sit there together, texting each other!
Monday I had a follow-up appointment with “Slick;” my moniker for the kid. “Slick and Buddy;” kinda has a nice ring to it, for a couple ‘pals!’
While staring at his iPad, “Slick” asked, “How do you pee?” There was the ‘opening’ I had been waiting for, and I went through it! “Standing up, right handed,” I replied. That brought him up from his iPad! “I kinda asked for that, didn’t I?” he acknowledged. I just grinned at him…
About this time he received a phone call on his cell. “I’ve got to take this,” he said. “Of course you do,” I replied to no one in particular. Damn, I wished I had brought in my iPad – could have played “Angry Birds.”
The appointment ended soon thereafter. He was still ‘kinda’ on his cell phone, and talking to me – so as I walked out, I said, “Love you.” Almost had him replying “Love you too…!” But he caught himself just after “Love” came out… damn!