Friday, May 25, 2007


This afternoon, I took my son Eli to a birthday part for his friend Gavin, a boy in his preschool class. Gavin’s mom, Carrie, is a doctor. I had met her a couple of times, but honestly I am more familiar with their nanny, so I don’t know the mom, Carrie that well.

Today at the party, I was talking to Gavin’s mom and told her that I just booked Eli’s birthday party next month and told her to keep the date open. She said, “Okay, that’s good to know because I usually work Saturdays.” I asked in what office she worked. (I didn’t even know what kind of a doctor she was.)

She answered, “Women’s Clinic of Johnson County.”

Me: “Really? You’re an OB/GYN? That’s where I go.”

Gavin’s Mom Carrie: “Who’s your doctor?”

Me: “Dr. Lofton.”

GMC: “I’m surprised I’ve never seen you before. I’ve seen a lot of her patients.”

That’s about the time a light bulb went on in my head. My eyes got wide and my mouth dropped open. It was the same look you get on your face when you’re watching a murder movie and you figure out who the killer is. Except my realization was:


I can’t believe I didn’t remember her before now, but at that moment it came flooding back to me. I was at the end of my pregnancy with Georgia, and my doctor decided to go run a marathon in Paris (I seriously could have killed her for doing that when I was 36 weeks pregnant), and sent me to her partner – the new doctor, Carrie. CARRIE! Gavin’s Mom!

Obviously Carrie did not remember me. After all, she saw me for two appointments two years ago. So what did I say? I said, “Hmmm. I can’t recall that I’ve ever seen you in that office before.”

Denial is a beautiful thing. It’s much less awkward than socializing with a woman who has had her hand up my vajayjay.


Morgen said...

Well, I mean what else were you going to say?
Seen one vagina, seen 'em all?
How dare you not remember MY vagina!

I think your answer "I can't recall" was much better, especially at Gavin's birthday party...

Maybe at a Passion Party!

OH -- Passion Party's were on NPR this morning!!!!
They expect Passion Parties to be HOT and gaining in popularity!!!
GO Neila!!!!

Desert Songbird said...

Well, maybe it's better that she didn't remember rather than to be greeted as the Dildo Lady, huh?

Sanni said...

*LOL* You poor thing. I guess your realization was as embarrassing as my thoughts when my gyn told me my V is beautiful colored. OMG!!!

Patois said...

I might have been worse if she'd said, "You look vaguely familiar. Hop up on this table and let me get a good look at you."

Rodrigo said...

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Sunrunner said...

*snort* That's pretty funny. You handled it very well!!!

Marilyn said...

There are very few things that make me feel better about my lack of health coverage. This post does. I think you handled it very well.