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What’s the Grossest Thing You’ve Ever Seen?

on October 11th, 2007 | Filed under Optoblog

So I went to the bank today and the new teller said, “So you’re an optometrist. What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever seen?”

I assumed she meant personally, so I didn’t answer anything about what I’ve seen in text books or CE.

“Well, I haven’t had to see a lot of gory stuff since I’m an optometrist and not a surgeon…but I’d have to say something that gave me the willies was crab lice on the eyelashes. That’s an STD.”

You should have seen the look on her face. Her reaction was a combination of shock and disgust. She said, “Oh gross.”

Then she turned to her co-worker running the drive through and said, “Did you here that?”

Yep, she was so appalled that she had to share it with others.

Next time I’ll just keep it simple and say something like, “Well, there was this really, really red eye. I mean really red…”

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