So today I had to go to the eye doctor because I needed a new prescription.
The Eye Doctor: “So, how are you doing?”
Me: “I’m not gonna lie, I’m really not doing very well right now.”
The Eye Doctor: “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. What’s going on?”
Me: blah, blah, blah, health problems
The Eye Doctor: “Well, let’s see if we can help with some of that.”
Me: “That would be great.”
The Eye Doctor (picks up an instrument): “First, let’s check and make sure the brain is still functioning. Because sometimes it isn’t.”
Me (completely serious): “Please don’t say things like that to me right now.”
The Eye Doctor: performs his examination
The Eye Doctor (apparently not having heard what I just said): “Good news-the brain is still with us!”
Me (feebly): “Um, yay?”
The Eye Doctor (doggedly cheerful, yet oh so clueless): “I bet it’s nice for you to get some positive news these days.”
And then, there was really nothing left to say.
Square Peg Guy says
Does he charge extra for that wonderful service?
Lynne Morrell says
Seriously?????? Funny guy! He is lucky that you were restraining yourself….I might have clocked him!