Monday, 8 September 2008

Bubba Had Shingles

Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line? Here's what happened to Bubba:

Bubba walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said: 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bubba to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles.' So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently in the nude and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles.' The doctor asked, 'Where?'
Bubba said, 'Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload 'em??'


  1. Lol, I saw it coming but it was still funny

  2. Haha!  Good one!

  3. Poor Bubba!  I hear there's a shot for shingles.  I had chicken pox when I was young and I need to talk to my doc about the shot. I know shingles can be horrible and a lot of older folks get them.   Linda in WA  

  4. This is hilarious, yet it's so close to the truth it's almost scary. (Hugs)Indigo

  5. Hehehehe :)

    Pooh Hugs,

  6. Love it !!!  thanks for a smile to start this rotten morning...the rain is absolutely pouring down and it is so dark I had to put the light on at 6,45 when I got's only September !!    Love  sybil xx

  7. Oh no hee hee Jan xx

  8. ROFL...Bubba is lucky he was seen so quickly!!

  9. this took me by surprise and I hooted as I have had shingles twice so I was really into this story.  Gerry