Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Did You Know...

"...the human head weighs EIGHT POUNDS!"
Johnathan Lipnicki in Jerry Maguire

Also, the average length of the human intestine is approximately 25 feet long.



Setting: In my patient's room a few hours after giving him a pretty potent concoction of stool softeners.

Him: What ever that was that you gave me sure did the trick!

Me: Oh good! I'm glad to hear that. That's what I'm here for!

Him: By the way. How long ARE a person's intenstines?

Me: (thinking this is going somewhere I don't necessarily want to go) I'm not sure. Maybe 20 feet. That would be my best guess but I can go look it up if you want. Why? (Why I asked why was purely habitual and impulsive. Ok. Maybe I was a tad curious.)

Him: Because I think I pooped about eight feet.

Me: (laughing) And lost about eight pounds.




My job is done here.

7 comments:

may-b said...

I love it. It reminds me of a comedian whose line was "Have you ever taken a poop so big your pants fit better?"

Rachael said...

The medical profession has warped your sense of humor. (Mine too.)

Lori said...

I have to agree with Rachael, you probably could have blogged about that while you were eating and thought nothing of it.

Sandi said...

Ah, hospital humor. But then, e all have to make poop jokes once in awhle!

tommie said...

sounds like my three year old....she CONSTANTLY yells out, "Man, that thing is bigger than me!" Nice, and she thinks she is a little princess as well.

Ingrid said...

No fair! Why don't I get to meet these people? Such wit, such charm...

Wendy said...

I couldn't do it! Talking about poop with The Boy on a daily basis is about all I can handle!