Friday, January 23, 2009

Did I Just Get Dissed by my RE?

OK. So everyone has a clever name for their RE. My RE will now be known as Dr. Jackass (Dr. J. for short). So here was our conversation yesterday on the phone...

Dr. J: Are you superstitious?

Me: No, not really.

Dr. J: Well, I am working on your protocol and it looks like your egg retrieval might be on Friday the 13th in March. Are you OK with that?

Me: Doesn't bother me.

Dr J: Do you know how Friday the 13th got started?

Me: Yeah, wasn't that the day that they killed all the Knights Templar?

Dr J: You're right. Did I tell you that?

Me: No Dr. J, I'm really smart.

Dr J: I guess you're right. You must have read that in the Da Vinci Code.

Holy arrogance Batman!!! I guess I couldn't possibly know anything unless my doctor told it to me. I wish this guy would cut the chit chat and make me a freakin baby already!!! (I'd really like to tell him this sometimes, but I'm always afraid that my smart ass attitude might cause some "accidents" during the ICSI process.) I really don't hate my RE. I just find him a little odd. But I'm an accountant, I'm VERY used to being around odd people.

19 comments:

Betty Rubble said...

That's cute.

I like it when a doctor isn't all "bang on the chest" Me doctor...you silly patient.

Before your next appointment find a piece of trivia he may know and then ask "Did I tell you that?" If he says NO...say "oh you must have read google then"

Abbie said...

Wow, that's pretty funny. Arrogant people drive me batty!

areyoukiddingme said...

This is why doctors always hang out with other doctors...their social skills do not allow them to mingle well with other people. Maybe the med. schools should start sponsoring mixers with trade schools, so future doctors learn how to interact with normal people.

hopeful #1 said...

What a loser?!?!

Bluebird said...

Oh my gosh I'm so sorry to laugh at your expense, but that really tickled me! Would have definitely irritated me though - and, fwiw, I have *no idea* where Friday the 13th comes from, so props to you!

Kristin said...

I just read on Wikipedia that in Scandinavia, Friday the 13th was at one point considered the luckiest day of the year. The word for Friday derives from the Norse Frigga, a free-spirited goddess of love and fertility. That sounds like good luck to me! Take that, Dr. J!!!

Mary said...

What a dink. I'm with you...shut up and knock me up already!!

Melissa said...

love the name for your RE :)

Chelle said...

HA! Ya, like you couldn't possibly know anything that he knows! GAH, that would irritate me.

(I couldn't wait to read this because of the title, but I was having trouble with Google reader. I finally got on this afternoon and I was not disappointed when I read it. LOL!)

Mrs.X said...

Ah, I love the condescending doctor routine. Never fails to amuse!

And, I did not know that Friday the 13th came about that way. Thanks for the fact!

Caroline said...

Hi there,
My RE is kind of similar. I think he is so used to being the expert in the room that he can't handle anyone else having a brain!

kirke said...

I'm sorry. I can't get past the fact that you actually talk to your RE. I would have to go through three nurses to get that little bit of trivia.

I love your reply.

'Murgdan' said...

I wonder if most REs are secretly arrogant anyway...you know...with the whole 'I create life in you' complex.

But to assume you could only know about history from reading the DaVinci code is just taking it a little too far.

Leslie Laine said...

Most doctors are just weird.

I lauged out loud at this one, though. Dr. Jackass - what a perfect nickname!

patiencesong said...

RE's are a trip. My guy just walks the halls of the clinics nodding at all the ladies lined up waiting for bloodwork like he's some rock star or something. Hope things are going well for you!

S said...

Cheeky bugger.

The arrogance of some doctors just makes me giggle.

Michelle said...

OMG he is pretty arrogant isn't he?

Mo and Will said...

aaargh! I'd be annoyed too!

just catching up...

Mo

Angry Infertile said...

OMG, I just realized that's the date of my Embryo transfer. And I am a pretty supersticious person.

Hello cycle buddy!

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