Thursday, August 4, 2011

Conversation During Clinic: Pimping

My consultant (MC) and I saw around 80 patients today in clinic. And I was in heels. Wow, when I was nursing I really took for granted the privilege of wearing scrubs and runners to work!

Needless to say there wasn't very much talking between patients, but one brief exchange did occur which cracked me up...

MC was trying to describe one of his colleagues to me, when I figured out who it was the conversation went like this...

Me: Oh right, I know the guy you mean. He's the one that pimped me on my first day and I had NO idea who he was!

MC: What did you just say? He what you? 

Me: "Pimped", wait, don't know what pimping is? Didn't you go to Hopkins? Surely they talked about "pimping" there!?

MC: Isn't that like, a pimp, someone who know...

Me: No no no...'getting pimped' means 'getting grilled' in front of patients or other medical students. Like when you ask me what the collateral blood supply is to the rectum. That is pimping. I can't believe you haven't heard that term--especially at Hopkins. Hang on, you were a Fellow so you'd have been the 'pimper' not the 'pimpee'.

MC [grinning madly]: So I was pimping people at Hopkins and didn't know? Wait, is that bad then that I pimp you?

Me: No, it's your job.

MC: Oh, ok, good to know. Pimping. Huh! 

And thus concluded a conversation I never thought I'd have with a consultant surgeon. 



Anonymous said...

This is officially the most hilarious post I have read in a looong time!!!

Made my day. Thank you.

Albinoblackbear said...

Hahah, glad you found it as hilarious as I did. I was actually laughing about it still on the drive home.

Anonymous said...

Ahahahaha. I bet he goes home and tells his wife.

"Honey! I'm a pimp now!"
"Whatever you say dear"

Grumpy, M.D. said...

So if you're hanging out with pimps, and running through 96 "clients" in a day, does that make you a...?

Keet said...

LOL - that's got to be close to a record GMD... wasn't there a film about someone who did that a few years back???

OMDG said...

I'm amazed he'd never heard of it before.

I've always wondered where the term came from, but I'm guessing its origins are from *before* there were a lot of women going into medicine.


Just an Intern said...

HAHAHAHA so awesome love this post.
You probably made his nerdy day.

Elizabeth Shouldice said...

That's just awesome! You should give him "House of God" for a gift.