The oddest thing happened while I was at the doc's office yesterday. The nurse was taking my past medical history and in the middle of a sentence, I thought she cursed at me! I was fairly sure she said, "Pussy!"
I thought to myself, why would she do that? Did I do something to offend her? I became slightly agitated.
Then she said it again, much clearer this time, "Pussy!"
That's when I realized it: This woman had Tourette's Syndrome.
I am fairly sure that's what it was, or else she just randomly said "pussy" about 10 times for no reason. She just seemed fairly twitchy in general and she said a few other things that were less remarkable. I've never experienced active Tourette's before, so I was surprised how easily I recognized it from the caricatures in movies like Deuce Bigalow. I knew someone in college who had it, but he was controlled with meds and didn't seem to have any symptoms.
It didn't bother me that much once I realized it, but I find it interesting that a woman who randomly says dirty words would have a job taking histories in a gynecologist's office. I'm sorry if this sounds discriminatory, but it definitely kept me from wanting to talk to her more.