Friday, May 2, 2008

Someone get her a drink

I just called my dad to warn him that I'm planning to spend September rotating through Mt. Sinai's trauma anesthesia program in Queens. I suggested he start slipping Valium into my mom's coffee now so that when I finally tell her, we don't have to shoot her with that horse tranquilizer we keep just in case.

My mother would prefer that I do all of my electives in Chicago. She likes Chicago because she has driven there several times. She's confident that if I called in the middle of the night to say that my head had fallen off, she could get to me without directions.

She has only been to New York once. She can't find it in the dark. If my head falls off in New York, she'll have to waste precious time mapquesting Queens--time she could be spending driving 187 mph to come screw it back on. And it would have to go back on, because, without it, I may not fully appreciate that charming story about how hard it was to birth in the first place.

7 comments:

.j.william. said...

a nicely arcing story that speaks the truth (and appropriately a week before mother's day). maybe it's all mothers, maybe it's just the midwestern ones.

new york is lovely in september. Can't speak for the trauma area, though. I suppose to call it "lovely" would be morbid.

It's just me... said...

That sounds like so much fun...You know, Mt.Sinai, not losing your head.

MmeBenaut said...

Somehow I think your mother will cope Terroni; she may choose to fly instead of drive and most cabdrivers know where Queens is, don't they? I love in another hemisphere and even I know where Queens is. lol
This rotation sounds so exciting - September in New York City - wow! Mind you, we're still waiting for you to do a rotation in Adelaide.

MmeBenaut said...

Oops. Although I love all over the world, I meant to say that I live in another hemisphere. lol

Maria said...

I cannot wait to hear about Mt. Sinai. I have heard some interesting stories....

nina said...

Mt. Sinia? You are amazing!

neen

joshua said...

while i do not live next door to mt sinai queens, i live as close as you can be without being next door.