Sunday, May 01, 2016

Could this moment BE any more awkward?

I recently had to go get the ole annual pap smear. Having just moved to Tasmania, I also was visiting a new doctor for the first time.

She asked me the usual questions. What's your history, any surgeries etc., etc.? Are you married? Do you have any children? Are you planning on having any children?

And that's where things took a turn.

I said that children were not in the plan and she turned to me and said.

"Does your husband know that?"


It's like she thinks we didn't take the pre-marriage survey given to us by the Australian Government.

It's just how I like my pap smears – with a large dose of judgement included.


  1. I’m glad you linked back to that old post, as it’s really funny!

    You could have told the doctor, “He doesn’t know even though we’ve been married for years, how do you suggest I break it to him?”

    1. Hah! I should've. I was so flabbergasted I think the only thing I said was "Oh, he's aware of the situation"...

      Glad you enjoyed the old post.

  2. Uh what...

    You should have said - Oh, I was hoping you could tell him for me

    1. That would also have been an excellent retort. Next time...!