Peanut Butter And Kentucky Jelly Sandwiches

Given my background in health care, some time ago, a family member sent me a collection of humorous stories of physician encounters. Unfortunately, the email found its way into the delete abyss. But do not despair, I have found them, or at least some of them, on the following website.

I post the tales with the understanding that I, and hopefully you, are laughing with these poor folks and not at them, because who among us has not committed a cringe-inducing social gaffe? (Now, if I was an unselfconscious and brazen soul, this would be the part where I would elaborate on my first encounter with—and confusion over—a bidet. But alas, I am not…)

Here are a few of my favorites:

  • A man comes into the ER and yells, ‘My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab!’ I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady’s dress, and began to take off her under-wear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs — and I was in the wrong one.
    -Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald, San Francisco

  • At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient’s anterior chest wall. ‘Big breaths,’ I instructed. ‘Yes, they used to be,’ replied the patient.
    -Submitted by Dr. Richard Byrnes, Seattle, WA

  • I was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while checking up on a woman I asked, ‘So how’s your breakfast this morning?’ ‘It’s very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can’t seem to get used to the taste,’ the patient replied. I then asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled ‘KY Jelly.’
    -Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf, Detroit , MI

So with that in mind, go forth into the world and provide fodder for somebody’s blog. And enjoy a peanut butter and Kentucky Jelly sandwich while you are at it!

Cartoon images: Microsoft Clip Art

12 Responses to “Peanut Butter And Kentucky Jelly Sandwiches”

  1. raeme67

    You did say it could be stupid, right?
    Okay you asked for it then.
    The lady in the cab was probably approaching middle age… had been awhile….
    so don’t judge.


    • crubin

      Ha ha! Yes, probably true. Hey, thanks for stopping by one of my earlier posts and boosting the comment count. I appreciate it.


      • raeme67

        Just returning the favor and very happy to do so-you are funny!:)


    • crubin

      You’re welcome. Just be sure to watch yourself in taxis–never can be sure who will come in and take your pants off…
      Thanks for visiting!


  2. Jordyn Redwood

    Those cracked me up– particularly the “Kentucky Jelly”. Though, I am wondering why the woman in the cab did not protest being undressed?!?


  3. jmmcdowell

    Funny post!

    Bidets – France – junior year trip with French Club. . . . Ah, memories! Fortunately for all of us, there were no blogs back then😉


    • Latika Lassicka

      Same here. Bidets! We don’t even know how to call and use it back then.😀


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