I go a couple of times a year for a checkup /follow up. No big deal. A few days ago I noticed that one of my thumbs was grayer than the other one. R told me to wash my hands. Sigh – I knew my circulation was going to hell and I was certainly going to lose the use of a limb.
When the doctor walked into the room, I held up both thumbs. “One is grayer than the other” he said. (That’s why they get the big bucks.) “Have you recently been arrested? It looks like a thumb that had ink on it a day or so ago and hasn’t been cleaned properly.” (Did he take a call from my wife?)
He listened, felt, and declared me AOK. With a dirty thumb.