I need to know if anybody else my age does this. Before today I’ve never had the courage to ask it aloud, let alone put it in print. I saw this story title this morning in the so called Headline News (online) that simply said, “Doctor accused of taping naked patients”. Ok. that’s it. That’s what I read. But here’s the problem. My mind read it to mean there was a doctor, a plastic surgeon somewhere near Los Angeles, who got in trouble for taking masking tape or some other 3M product and taping up his patients’ bodies for some strange and perhaps perverted purpose. Thus, on first brain sweep, this Ph.D. did NOT take it to mean some weirdo physician had hidden little spy cameras and was VIDEOTAPING all his naked patients.
I need to know if this is a more common Baby Boomer “habit” then I ever imagined, whether it is a sign of a looming dementia the size and strength of the Indonesian Tsunami, if it more closely resembles an average size brain fart for my height, weight and age, or even worse, represents a devious subliminal plan instigated by the Huffington Post and secretly sponsored by the American Medical Association to get more people, especially Baby Boomers, to go for regular check-ups.
Does this kind of stuff ever happen to you? For the sake of full disclosure and transparency I should mention I am home sick with a head cold and have been taking NyQuil all day. That may or may not have something to do with it……..