Tuesday, June 29, 2010

So THAT'S what it's for!

Oh golly goodness! I discovered something big recently. It is most exciting.
So you know how doctors are always depicted with that large circular metal thing strapped to their heads?

A visual aid for those who have no idea what I'm talking about.

I had never even seen a doctor wear one until a little bit ago when I went to the ENT with a bad ear infection and my doctor had one. I'd never had any idea what it was, so I continued to assume it was just for decoration until he flipped it down and used it to look up my nose.
Really.
That's all it does. It's a nose mirror.
I wasn't sure if I should be disappointed or not, but then I decided that it was funny because it's always sort of stood out as a way to easily identify somebody as a doctor... and all it does is look up noses!

So, there we have it; another mystery that you probably didn't really care about solved by Erin. Now you can go around telling people that to sound smart... Or... then again... maybe don't.

4 comments:

misssrobin said...

I don't think that's what it's REALLY for. I think he threw you a fake.

Sure, you can use it for that. But I'm fairly certain it's some kind of alien monitoring device. Doctors wear them because they are the smartest and the aliens want to see how their brains work. Plus that way they can check out other people's brains. What does a doctor see when he looks up your nose? Your brain, of course. Because that little device can screen through those few measly layers protecting your brain.

You'd better be careful now. You've been marked.

Jessica Grosland said...

Listen to her, Erin. She's survived THREE alien abductions. And that was just in the eighties.

Underneath all that big hair? Yup. Antennae.

Beth said...

And don't pout for comments. It doesn't become you. ;) Jk. Your revelation is awesome. I really didn't think doctors actually wore those...

Watch out for them aliens. They'll come and we'll have to take you out with an ax so you won't lead them to us.

The Erin said...

Blast! I should have known! Now what am I gonna do?