Friday, January 4, 2013


I am sorry to say that I will be passing on the "7 Quick Takes" today as grocery shopping, cleaning, organizing, and cooking are doing an excellent job of filling all of my free time. I find this to be ridiculous, considering that Kiddo is still in-utero but there it is. That being said, I simply had to share what I overheard at my doctor's office today. I am fairly sure it qualifies as the Most Awkward Thank You of all time. I leave the judging of that, however, in your capable hands. Enjoy.....

Setting : Doctors Office - Check Out Counter
Things to Know : Patient is newly pregnant after (presumably) a difficult time conceiving; Doctor is African-American.
Characters :
   P -> Patient
   PH -> Patient's Husband
   D -> Doctor
   N -> Nurses

P : "I picked up the phone and started calling and texting everyone! I even told the doctor at the hospital 'Doctor Cavallo fixed me and got me pregnant! He got me pregnant!'.
PH : "We may stop being so happy if [the baby] comes out a darkie though."
P : "I'm sure you get texts from women all of the time."
PH : "Bet your wife ain't too happy about that!"
D : *laughing* "It's all business."
PH : "Sure" *wink*
N : *open-mouthed and utterly shocked by conversation*

Clearly the most bizarre component of this interaction was the patient's husband. I don't think I have ever heard an actual person use the term "darkie" outside of TV/film before. Props to Dr. C for keeping it light and jovial and congrats to the happy couple. Hopefully their next visit will be a little more tame.

Happy Friday!


  1. hahaha! totally awkward...but a good laugh! Some things you can only believe if you're there to hear/see them. Hope all your errands went by quickly =).

  2. Oh my word! I think I would have snorted out loud. That's one classy baby-daddy right there. :D