|Re: Grandma's calculator|
Message #8 Posted by Michael Meyer on 22 Dec 2003, 2:44 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Katie
I do accept old calculators as gifts now and then, but I always tell people exactly what they are and what they're worth, as I intend to do with this one. (I'm not too worried... these aren't too valuable to non-collectors).
Freud would have been more concerned with another sort of "gift"; <grin> (a boundary that I would never ever even consider crossing, as I've seen only the severe harm it causes.) Also, I'm not good at "objectifying" women... or people in general. I may have an initial atrraction, but then quickly see people for all the problems they have... I'd rather stick with me, my wife, and the "known" problems....
Having said that, I can't remember if I shared one of my favorite doctor moments. A woman came in for follow-up after a divorce, and she'd had breast augmentation. At the end of our visit, as I was standing up to show her out, she said, "Well, you're a doctor. What do you think?".. and she lifted her shirt.
Not wanting to be impolite, I looked at the surgeon's work... and then got to say the classic line..."Thanks for sharing!"
Sometime's life's not so boring.....