“Hey, Doc, you have really nice boobs!” She smiled at me brightly from the exam table. “Oh, and that necklace is great, too.”
I was left utterly speechless.
The awkward pause hung out there like a pair of sequined nipple tassels. What do you say after something like that?
“Well, thank you.”
I have had patients say a lot of odd things to me over the years but no one had specifically and directly commented on my boobs before.
“You know, I had mine done years ago. My daughter just had her second pair put in. I find that I really pay attention to the appearance of breasts nowadays.”
It feels weird to say that I was flattered, but I was. She was trying to make a genuine compliment.
“Well, tell me some more about that abdominal pain of yours. Is it constant or does it come and go?”
I didn’t have the heart to tell her the boobs were real, though. Thanks to the help of a nice push up bra, the fantasy is much better than the reality…