Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Vignette

Setting:: The doctor's office at the fertility clinic. Ali's feet are in the stirrups. The doctor is doing the artificial insemination. I'm watching. It's really quiet, except for the doctor who's singing. . .

Doctor:: OK! {short pause, like he's expecting something}

Ali:: {from the other end of the table, muffled by the sheet covering her lower half} Oh. . .is that it?

Doctor:: Well. . . I guess it's not exactly the real thing. . .but it's the best I can do for you!

{laughter erupts in the room and I wonder how many times he's been asked "is that it" by some woman a little more disappointed than we were!}

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