Today I was seeing an adult female patient, and as I was exiting the room, she winked at me. Though I’m a doctor, I couldn’t help notice she was pretty decent looking, as well.
There I was, feeling good about myself. (‘Still attractive’ said the inner monologue).
The tests came back, and everything was fine. I went to give the good news.
Patient: “Good News!”
me: Yes. You will need pain medicine, as this will hurt tomorrow. Are there any pain meds you don’t tolerate well?
Pt: “Something with a C made me itch”, and pt. has a conversation with family members, during which, !Another wink!
and then, “I’m a drug rep…” comes out in the conversation.
My flattery is found out: fake.
A drug rep. Trained, by experience if not instruction to wink at docs.
Aah, well. Fun while it lasted.