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    Putting The Pee Into Preparation

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Extra Stupid, Health & Body

    (I work in a radiology practice. I have just finished booking an appointment for a patient for the following day and am explaining the preparation procedure for his examination.)

    Me: “One hour prior to your appointment, you will need to drink six glasses of water and hold your bladder.”

    Patient: *nods slowly, but clearly does not understand*

    Me: “Do you understand the preparation, sir?”

    Patient: “Oh, yes. Yes, of course.” *nods vigorously*

    (Unconvinced, I write him an appointment card and explain the procedure again. A short while later, the patient returns.)

    Patient: “I, um, just have one question regarding that preparation.”

    Me: “Yes, drinking the water and holding the bladder.”

    Patient: “Yep. So, where do I get a bladder from? Can you just buy them from the chemist?”

    Me: “Sir, you already have a bladder. It’s a part of your urinary tract system. It’s an organ inside your body.”

    Customer: “Oh, okay! I get you! I get you! So… I don’t need to go to the chemist?”