So we were sitting in the exam room and Craig was talking to the nurse. She was an older lady, probably in her sixties and she was rather quiet. Here’s the conversation that took place.
Nurse: “I’m going to need you to rate your pain on a scale of one to ten. One is no pain, five is moderate pain, and ten is having your testicles slammed in a sliding door.”
Craig: Silence for a few seconds. “Um…it’s not a ten.”
Craig: “Maybe a seven or eight. But not a ten” (He told me later he was thinking, “but thanks so much for making me think about such horrible pain”) HA!
I busted out laughing. It just seemed so unlike her to say something like that. And poor Craig was caught really off guard.