give it up for the supernatural ability of mom
I was studying for my psychiatry shelf exam but felt compelled to write this post.
What is it with moms? Are they born with some psychic antenna or does the ability to read minds develop after childbirth? It’s weird. There are a few people on the schizophrenia ward here who think they have a psychic antenna. One of them thinks that he can use his psychic antenna to read my mind only when I tilt my head downwards. This is not the type of psychic ability that I am talking about though.
Today I was hanging out on the ward during some down time. Okay okay, I was making my own downtime by sneaking away from the ward to take a nap. In any case, I took off my white coat and noticed just how nasty it has become. In all seriousness, I should have washed this thing a few weekends ago and had made every effort to do so except for making the effort to bring it inside the house from my car. That would have been too big of an effort. Now the collar is yellow to brownish and the rest of the coat is more gray than white. Anyway, the first thought that came into my head was a flashback to high school when I was living at home and that thank God my mom wasn’t here to see this coat because I knew that I would never hear the end of it. As an aside, Mother Mudphudder is very much into cleanliness and professionalism. Not for nothing though, my own personal feeling on a doctor’s white coat is that it is supposed to be a little dirty–it gives it character–like my shoes. Also, it shows people that it’s being used, which is a good thing. A clean white coat is like a clean lab bench. It looks nice but it’s a very obvious indication that someone hasn’t been doing any work.
Anyway, of course five minutes later–I remind you I was at the hospital in the middle of the work day–I get a phone call from my mother and what does she want to talk about???? My white coat?!?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! Better yet, her natural assumption was that my white coat is a nasty mess. But really: IS THIS FOR REAL??!?!!? Let me tell you, the patients on the schizophrenia ward got nothin’. This is the real deal–I’m still freaked out. Anyway, I just wanted to say that we gotta give it up for the supernatural ability of mothers.
To end, of course I gotta throw out my own personal shout out since we’re on the topic: I love you mom. But then again, you already knew I was going to say that.