I schedule and arrive at my appointment for 8 am, fill out my forms, awkwardly undress, try to master the half-paper oragami robe they give me and patiently wait for the doctor to show up while I incessantly check that all my lady parts are covered up.
Finally to doc arrives and begins his exam of checking and probing. The conversation begins like this:
Doc: So you're from Georgia huh? I actually just moved from there.
Me: Yup I am... And what a small world, what part did you move from?
Doc: Oh I lived in Lawrenceville... I raised my kids there until all of them were out of the house. My youngest is in college now.
Me: Oh nice, ya I love GA, I actually have family in Lawrenceville too.
Doc: Oh yah where abouts? I lived in Dacula...
Me: That's where my family is, thats funny... yah my family is the "Jenk..." trailing off because it starts to click.....
Doc: Oh Yah!! I know Rob and Bonnie very well!!
Then it hits me.... The sudden piece of knowledge of dread as I begin to put my feet into the ice cold stirrups and look to the ceiling for any type of comfort.
Me: .... thinking... "Dr. E..... Mr.E..." wait..... You're not Bennett's dad.... are you?.... (Please no, Please no)
Doc: ... Well yes I am!! Oh... Lindsay!!... How have you been?! How are Rob and Bonnie?
Yup... I had had a huge crush on his son in middle school, played at his house with his kids, and pretty much knew him since I was a kid.He is close friends with my extended family.
Me: Oh just great!... Clenching my teeth and counting down the seconds for this to be over.Seriously? I thought I did my due diligence in checking. Guess I was wrong.
Doc: Well I'll have to tell everyone I saw you
Me: No, that's really okay...
Finally it was over. I barely remember putting my clothes on. The next thing I know, I left before paying (Got a nice voicemail for that one), was in my car... and driving while saying... "Did that just happen?"
It was awful. I saw his son around campus on a daily basis after that encounter. Naturally. I didnt know how to even look at him. He probably thinks I'm an emo-recluse now. Well Good bye social life and reputation.
Just had to share my unfortunate event. And that was last year's tale ... Stay tuned tomorrow for this years!