Monday, December 16, 2013

Characteristics

At the end of my first year of med school, I was having dinner with some other students. Someone mentioned a student in our class named Jean, and my friend Alice asked, "Who's Jean?"

It was pretty weird Alice didn't know who Jean was, considering we only had like a hundred people in our class and we spent pretty much every minute together. But it wasn't entirely out of character for Alice.

"She's the one who always finishes exams early," one person volunteered.

Alice still didn't know who she was.

"Her hair has red streaks in it," someone else said.

Alice still didn't know who she was.

We all looked at each other, knowing the hair wasn't going to clue her in to Jean's identity. Finally, a girl named Maria stood up, walked over to Alice, and whispered something in her ear.

Alice said quietly, "Oh!"

When Maria sat down again, we all looked at each other awkwardly. "It's funny," she murmured, "everyone knows what I just said."

7 comments:

  1. I'm missing something here. =) Was it something unflattering, like, "She's the one with the large BMI?"

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  2. Yeah...I don't get it either.

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  3. Nor do I get it. What did she say?

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  4. I don't get it either... I think this story would be better if you disclosed what had been said

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  5. That's what funny. We dont know what she said, but we can easily guess. The fat one, the cross-eyed, the slutty, ... We dont usually say those things to be polite, but those are the things we notice

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    1. Yes, that's exactly what I was getting at.

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