This is absolutely hysterical! Not quite as gross as the gum abcess I wrote about earlier, and much, much funnier! I was laughing out loud all by myself on my sofa for about five minutes. I will never again dictate my “Why do I get all the Freaks” type patients without thinking of the transcriptionist on the other end of the line.

Ilyka, if I make jokes during my transcription, will they end up in the typed report, or will the transcriptionist know I’m telling her (or him) jokes?