December 06, 2006

Holiday Greetings from Your Proctologist

The Princess's pediatrician is at a clinic at the local hospital. We were there for a checkup, and I saw that they've put up their holiday decorations. On the walls are large, hand-painted signs, wishing you Merry Christmas from each department.

For instance, there is a sign that says "Merry Christmas from Pathology!" It shows Santa bent over a microscope, presumably inspecting a slice of enlarged prostate, or perhaps a cheery holiday cyst.

Then there's "Happy Holidays from Human Resources!" It shows holiday elves, delivering pink slips and warning letters with sleigh bells a-jingling.

And my favorite: "Season's Greetings from the Emergency Room!" I imagine the ER Santa, ho-ho-hoing at drunk driving victims, people with tragic nail gun injuries, and those clutzy souls who have managed to fall off a ladder while hanging the Christmas lights.

Merry Christmas, indeed.

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