Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How to Woo a Doctor

In crisis, always utter eight magical words. The once-off consultation with Dr. Conroy started out well. "You certainly have very good reflexes," he said, after hammering on my knee. "Oh, yes. Well, I've been working on that," I replied with a wince, instantly realizing how bad that lame flirtation sounded. Even worse, it didn't work. "I don't think there's anything else I can add here," he said as he closed my file and stood up. I tried to hide my shock and threw my eight-worded Hail Mary pass: "If you were me, what would you do?" He sat down and reopened the file.

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