A few days ago, I was looking up the history on a BAL (bronchoalveolar lavage) slide. I pulled up the H&P and saw this:
HPI: 56yoWM s/p trauma (Man vs. Cow) s/p ORIF tib/fib presents with vomiting ? aspiration.
So the orthopod was worried about pneumonia. That was enough info for what I needed to look for in the BAL but I was curious about the trauma so I delved deeper into the chart but no dice. I guessed the surgery was done at an outside hospital.
I was telling one of my partners about it the next day. He too wondered what happened. "What kind of relationship with a cow would invite a tib/fib fracture?" He raised his eyebrows. "That reminds me of the old joke about the cow standing on a cliff with tennis shoes on to maintain traction so he can back up without falling off."
"You will have to tell me that joke later. I don't have time to listen right now."
"That is the joke. If you don't get it, think about it."
I went back to my office and about ten minutes later while I was working I wrapped my brain around the joke. I texted my partner: "Ewww."
He texted back: "That would be if it were a sheep."
Bestiality jokes are ripe for the picking down here in the South.
Contributed by Gizabeth of Methodical Madness