The Humor of Orthoipedia
So … yesterday I had a one o’clock appointment with my orthopedic person to have my head …er .. knee examined. (I’m not a bone head fer cryin’ out loud! I have an orthopedic neurologist for that!) .
An older guy, probably my age was waiting with a dog on his lap. To his left and right were a couple of other people one of which I assumed was his wife.
They seemed friendly enough. When i passed by I said hi and they smiled.
While standing in front of the sliding glass window looking at the clip board I thought I heard someone say, ‘’It doesn’t look like he’s limping.’’
Naturally i thought the comment pertained to me.
I smiled, knowing that my reply might make them laugh.
“I’m faking it!’’ I said while turning around with a smile on my face. All four of them stared at me with blank looks on their faces.
“Whoops,” i thought, “Have i made an ass out of myself again?”
I immediately realized I had accidentally dropped into adolescent thinking mode. I automatically changed gears and when I did I started thinking the situation was funny.
Wull, at least they stopped their idle chatter for a moment, I thought. (Maybe they were talking about Donald Trump? But they seemed like fairly happy people.)
“Jeeze,” i said, “I thought you were talking about me.’’ I touched my right knee and gave it a little rub.
The guy holding the dog says, ‘’No, we were talking about the dog.”