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.