Thursday, May 29, 2008

One of the many joys of being the daughter of a Urologist

After an emotionally exhausting day characterized by repeating moments that I felt my blood come to a boil due to racism and ignorance from people who I really want to believe know and can do better, there's nothing that can cheer up a girl like talking to her father the urologist who has been seeing patients for the last 6 hours ("I only had seven minutes to eat half a sandwich!" he says.) Particularly when the conversation goes like this:

"Hi Dad."
"Hi Sweetheart, hold on one moment."

I then hear him say to someone near him, most likely my mother, also the nurse in his office,

"Scrotum Pain. Put down 'scrotum pain'."

Then speaking back to me he clarifies to me, "Don't worry, it's not my scrotum pain."

Who knew that all it would take to plaster a big ol' stupid grin across my face was hearing my dad say the words "Scrotum Pain"?

It was scrotum all along.


Reem Tara said...

The words of a true H-T family member. I forgot to tell you about how our conversation this morning involved him knowing how much he had eaten one night by the large bowl movement he had the next morning. TMI? And that is what made me laugh.

Oh my god. I laughed so effing hard at this. Damn damn and damn.

luai said...

just reading that put a huge grin on my face.

I think the key words on this shouldn't just be Family and Hilarious, it should be "Fucking Hilarious" cause thats exactly what I said when I read this.

Last night I told your Dad that as his Godson I was his acting Child for Father's Day since all his kids were away. He said that is great because I really am always acting like a father, and I said yeah that is perfect cause I really am always acting like a child. He got a good kick out of that one.