Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lust in Translation

I was told last week by my attending that having a medical student sit in on consultations all day was "a bit like having a hitch hiker in the car". That it made him feel slightly self conscious and ill at ease. I thought this was a rather hilarious analogy and so I repeated it to my new attending this week.

He too found it amusing. 

At the end of the day I was saying thank you and going on my merry way and down the hall I called out, "thanks for giving me a ride all afternoon" in reference to the hitch hiker statement. He was smiling and waving and then abruptly stopped with a strange and slightly embarrassed look on his face. 

Yeah. Then it clicked. I've made this mistake before. 

Ride in Ireland = Sex. 

Smooth, ABB. Really, smooth. 


OMDG said...


You totally made my evening.

Solitary Diner (Also Known as The Frugalish Physician) said...


Grumpy, M.D. said...

I guess you do what you have to do to pass.

Shrtstormtrooper said...

Well, at least it was a good ride all day. Things could be worse!