What’s In A Name

After a false alarm caused by erroneously responding to another patient’s name in the GPs waiting room this morning, Mrs Dancer and her troublesome bunion were eventually introduced to Dr Stout. Dr Stout didn’t ask if she was a dancer, and she didn’t comment on the fact that he wasn’t stout. Both were very relieved, since a surname which doubles as a descriptor provides an irresistible opportunity for wisecracks from strangers, especially if the name is inappropriate.

For the sake of my foot, let’s hope I get the same orthopaedic consultant that the spouse got for his knee, and that he does actually live up to his surname…Mr Walker.

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1 Response to “What’s In A Name”


  1. 1 Elise October 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    It was a sad day when the big sign at Eglinton Toll announcing the presence of Mr Gummers the dentist disappeared.


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