ME: Do you ever get bored with your job?
THERAPIST: Well, sometimes, I guess. It's like any other routine after awhile. You know.
ME: Do you ever think of messing with your patients?
THERAPIST: I don't know what you're talking about.
ME: Do you ever make up crazy stuff for them to do, just to see how much they'll fall for.
THERAPIST: Absolutely not. That would be against the Physical Therapist Code of Ethics.
ME: Okay. Good. It's just that sometimes...
ME: Well, some of the stuff you make me do is pretty weird.
THERAPIST: Like what?
ME: Like making me hold a ping-pong ball between my knees and walk back and forth across the room like Jerry Lewis.
THERAPIST: This is to strengthen the anterior delteus gluteal cortinoid. I've explained this.
ME: Yes, okay. But why do I have to wear the chicken suit?
THERAPIST: Look, do you want to get better or not?
ME: I want to get better, I want to get better... Hey, what are you doing with that I-Phone? Are you videotaping this?
THERAPIST: No. Well, yes. A little. It's for your medical records.
ME: Well, that's okay then.
THERAPIST: Say, do you think you could flap your arms a little? Say this phrase for me: buck-buck-bacaw.
(Originally posted 2012)