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My patient just told me he was sorry he had to reschedule so many times but he had an "infestation". I was, like, "Hmmm, well, that's ok. An infestation huh? An infestation of what?" And he tells me, "Oh lice or something like that (SCABIES)." Then he proceeds to pull up his shirt and show me his hairy, scabby back and tells me how it's getting better.

AND THAT IS WHEN I BEGIN TO ITCH.

Only three more hours until I can get home and into a scalding shower or, if that doesn't work, set myself on fire.

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justplainbryan
Jan. 21st, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Disgusting. I guess that's why they pay you the big bucks!
psycat90
Jan. 21st, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
Please leave your scrubs on the front porch.

Thanks!

Barf.
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ange420
Jan. 21st, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh God, the horror!
jamespolk
Jan. 21st, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
You should have picked a scab and eaten it, just to show how calm here you were with his revelation. Good bedside manner and all that.
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delphica
Jan. 22nd, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
And still people wonder why I find the shower scene in Silkwood so inspirational.
notacoupleodogs
Jan. 22nd, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
After the classroom infestation when Kid1 was in 1st grade, I still occasionally have nightmares about not having enough dryers to heat bomb things. Good luck dude.
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