The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Notes on an overheard conversation at a doctor's office

“Take a seat right over there.”

“Okay.”

“Which arm?”

“It doesn't matter—it's hard either way.”

“Other phlebotomists have had problems finding a vein?”

“No, it's hard on me!

“What?”

“I can't stand needles.”

“Oh, it's not going to hurt.”

“That's what they all say.”

“Now, now …”

“Aaaa­aaaaa­aaaaa­aaaaa­aaaaa­aaaaa­aaaaaa!”

“That was just the alcohol wipe!”

“You could have warned me!”

Why me?

“Aaaa­aaaaa­aaaaa­aaaaaa­aaaaaa­aaaaa­aaaaaaa!”

“I was just uncapping the syringe.”

“Oh god … ”

“Are we ready?”

“Errr­rrrrr­AAAA­AAAAAAA­AAAAAAA­AAAAAA­AAAAA­AAAA­AAAAA­AAAAAA!

“You do realize we've soundproofed the room, so screaming won't help any.”

“How much longer?”

“Sigh.”

How much longer? Aaa­aaaa­aaa! The horror! The horror!”

“Aaaaand—we're done! That wasn't so bad, was it?”

“The blade is sharp … Lucky … my heart only skips one beat …”

“What are you, twelve?”

“… blacked out … can't afford that …”

“Would you like a lollypop?”

“Please?”

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