Sunday, September 14, 2008

Receptionist Innuendo

When I went to the doctor's office, I paid the copay with my credit card. The receptionist handed me the slip to sign, and she said, "I need your John Henry right here."

I wonder if she meant what she said.


Tea N. Crumpet said...


She meant John Hancock I hope!

Angry Professor said...

Just smile and wave.

Mel Keegan said...

It's a sad day when an aussie bloke (me) knows it's supposed to be John Hancock.

Don't they still teach something like American History or Civics in High School up there?

GDad said...


They do teach it, and this receptionist was in her 40s, so I suspect that it was either intentional, or she was a direct descendant of Mrs. Malaprop.

That being said, our country is experiencing Death by Standardized Testing, so the content of the instruction now has to match the content of the tests. Not much room for a lot of in-depth teaching, from what I gather.

Hope your spring is about to spring. We're moving into autumn up here soon.