Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Circituitous conversations

"Doctor, I've got this very itchy rash on my arms, look! It appeared over night!"

"Oh yes, those are bites of some sort."

"No they're not, I haven't been bitten."

"Yes, they are. I'll give you some antihistamines to try."

"They're not bites you know..."

"Ok, what do you think they might be?"

"You're the doctor, how should I know?"

"Fair enough. I think they're bites."

"No they're not."

"Try the tablets and see how you go."

That was 3 days ago.

This morning:

"Doctor, that rash on my arms is better, look!"

"Oh yes. Good, glad the tablets helped. Anything else?"

"What do you think it was?"

(Sighs) "Insect bites."

"No they're not..."