Monday, 26 July 2010

Surgeons’ Attire

            During his surgical residency, a surgeon was called out of a sound sleep to the emergency room. Unshaven and with tousled hair, he showed up with an equally un-presentable medical student. In the Emergency Room they encountered the on-call medical resident and his student, both neatly attired in clean white lab coats.
            The resident said to his student, “You can always tell the surgeons by their absolute disregard for appearance.”
            Two evenings later, the same surgeon was at a banquet when he was called to the ER to suture a minor laceration. He was stitching away, wearing a tuxedo, when he encountered that same medical resident.
            The resident looked at the surgeon, then said to his student, “Sure is sensitive to criticism, isn’t he?”

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