Thursday, March 25, 2010

Green Stamps

William Lynwood Montell, Tales from Kentucky Doctors (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2008), pp. 48-9.


My husband, Dr. Weldon DeMunbrun, [...] provided us with another humorous incident at the office. Our nurse had prepared a woman for a pelvic examination. As usual, the patient was on the exam table with her feet up in stirrups, feeling very self-conscious. When the doctor entered the room, he burst out laughing. This thoroughly distressed the poor patient, who wanted to know just what he thought was so darn funny.

"Did you by any chance use a Kleenex out of your purse to wipe yourself when you used the bathroom just now?" he asked her.

"Well, yes I did," she said. "How did you know that?"

"You have a row of Green Stamps in a most interesting place, and I don't even take Green Stamps," he replied.

Dr. Donne O'Donnell DeMunbrun-Harmon, Louisville, March 10, 2006