Friday, July 15, 2011

My bad

While seeing a 47 y/o patient:

Me: Still smoking 2 packs a day?

Patient: No (said with an annoyed, somewhat angry tone)!

Me: How much are you smoking now?

Patient: I almost always come in under 2 packs a day.

Me: So, a pack and a half a day?

Patient: Yeah, on a lot of days.

Me: Sorry I insulted you by questioning if you smoked 40 cigarettes a day. It's great to know you're only smoking 30 to 40 a day.

Surprisingly, I then caught the slightest hint of a smile on his face

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