Friday, April 19, 2013

Unprofessional Professional?

This little story is linked to week 155 of Saturday Centus.   The prompt, used twice, is in bold.   To read other links using the same prompt, just click here.


“This will just pinch a little.”

I closed my eyes tightly.

“Now just take short shallow breaths.”

I took short shallow breaths…

 …and waited.

 …and waited.

I heard a tapping sound.

I closed my eyes even more tightly.

…and waited.

…and waited.

I opened one eye.

The doctor was on his cellphone.

Texting.

The doctor was texting and I was waiting for him to stick a giant needle in my body. 

“Would you like me to give you a few moments?” I asked, sarcastically.

“No, that’s okay, I’m finished now,” he replied.  He turned with the syringe in his hand and a smile on his face.    “This will just pinch a little.”
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11 comments:

Pam Beers. said...

I sure hope this was a fictional story. Really...doctors texting. Tsk tsk on them.

Good story,Jen; I got a real kick out of it.

Tracy Cook said...

that was brilliant thank you for sharing

Janie Junebug said...

I hope that didn't really happen because it's incredibly unprofessional. I would probably get up and leave.

Love,
Janie

Simone said...

Nothing could be that important than what he was in the room to do...give you the shot. I think cell phones should be banned from the examination rooms. That's just not right!

Ms. A said...

With all the time I've spent in hospitals lately, I've seen tons of medical professionals texting in the halls while walking. Thankfully, not while in the room with my son!

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

I was once riding in a tow truck from Denver, my car on the back, not particularly pleased. And then I looked over and saw the driver texting...as we were headed down the Boulder Turnpike! I was sure I was going to die.

Sue said...

I hope this is fiction, Jenny! Otherwise, your doctor is a jerk!!

=)

letscutthecrap said...

I can believe this. I took my daughter to a sports specialist many years ago. It was Friday and the waiting-room was crowded. The doctor came out and said to her nurse, "I have to get to the bank before they close. Hold down the fort."

True story. The gall.

Viki said...

Sounds like a mean doctor to me, ha!

Rita said...

I can't imagine a doctor texting while he's with a patient! Somebody should pinch him a little! ;)

Pat Tillett said...

Medicine through social media...