This actually happened last month but with all that’s been going on, I’m just relaying the story now. It’s actually a kind of the opposite of what I’m normally trying to do here since it involved not being able to talk to a person who isn‘t a stranger, but I think it’s definitely on point.
I went to my dermatologist for a follow-up visit concerning a minor issue which I won’t go into detail about. My normal doctor is a woman a bit older than me and she’s very nice, very personable, and easy to talk to. She’s pretty but not a stunner.
So I was waiting in the little room for her when she walks in with another younger woman. She says, “This is Angela, she’s a med student and she’s interning with us, is that okay if she sits in today?” I blurted out, “Yeah, sure,” but what I really meant was, “Are you kidding? No fucking way!”
You see, Angela was gorgeous. She had long blonde hair and a killer smile. She looked like Brooklyn Decker or Marisa Miller or whichever one is that blonde girl from Sports Illustrated. And while she didn’t say anything, she was just shadowing the doctor, I found myself unable to speak.
Now I think I could have talked to the doctor about the weather but talking about a medical condition, especially one that has to do with your skin and therefore your perceived attractiveness, was just a challenge.
My doctor didn’t understand what the problem was. “Let’s take a look and see how [the condition] is doing.”
I was like, “It’s much better actually.”
She said, “Can I take a look?”
I was like, “Uh, yeah, okay.” I got really embarrassed as they both checked me out.
That’s basically the end of the story. I just found myself so surprised at how inept I was around a pretty girl. I felt like I was 13 or something. But man, this med student was intimidating. Please don’t think I’m suggesting that a beautiful woman can’t choose whatever career she wants, but I think this woman is going to have a rough time if she goes into dermatology. Or urology.