The scene: a post-op bed near you. The nurse, brisk, efficient, and cheerful, is checking over her most recent admit, who seems to be through the worst of it.
“How are you feeling?” she asked.
“Great! I just wish the surgeon hadn’t used that four-letter word during my procedure.”
“Four letter word?” The nurse is shocked. She knows this doctor — a fine, upstanding woman who is very aware of all the rules and regulations. “What in the world did she say?”