When I see my doctor next week, there's something I would like to say to him but he is so kind, I don't want to hurt his feelings. This doctor is unbelievably popular; probably because he is gentle and soft-spoken and always takes all the time in the world with you (which is another reason why the wait times are so bad). He's like a white-haired and balding Mr. Rogers. I've been going to him for probably 15 years and we've reached a comfortable stage in our relationship where he asks me things like, "Where did you go on vacation this summer? How does your son like playing soccer?" The only problem is that he has these conversations with me when he's examining me. There is never a moment when being in the stirrups is NOT mortifying and awkward. Trying to pretend it's completely normal to carry on a conversation while in that position is absurd. I'm tempted to tell him, "Why don't you just get in there, get the job done and we'll meet up at the end and have our chat." I don't think there's a polite way to say it though. "Could you please not talk to me while you look at my lady parts? Thanks." Ugh. Horrible.
Speaking of Mr. Rogers, I ADORED him when I was a child. I used to tell people that I wanted to marry him when I grew up. Either him or Speed Racer (the cartoon character; I guess even as a child my grip on reality was tenuous). When Mr. Rogers passed away, there was a guestbook set up online where you could pass along your condolences.You could see what everyone else had written. I submitted an entry to express my sympathy and included the fact that I wanted to marry Mr. Rogers when I was a little girl. Later I noticed my post was deleted. I'm not sure why even now but I think maybe the family or website administrator thought I was a perv or something. Hello-- I did NOT want to have marital relations with Mr. Rogers. When you're little, the concept of marriage just means being with someone you love. I loved Mr. Rogers therefore he would have been a good marriage partner. It bothers me to think that the family thought I was somehow being disrespectful. Hopefully Mr. Rogers knows the truth wherever his kind soul may be.