On examination of a patient recovering from a Bricker’s Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion, a colleague had to qualify the bowel sounds. Trying to help, the registrar enquired whether the bowel sounds were ting-ting-ting (soft and almost gone) or glug-glug (loud).
And in my exhaustion all I could think of was this classic South African commercial (translation ad lib below).
GRANNY: Did you sleep well?
GRANDPA: Is he awake?
GRANNY: Yes he’s awake Grandpa.
They talk about how he’s slept nicely and adorable baby giggles.
GRANDPA: Say, ‘Oupa’.
GRANDPA: No, no. OUPA.
They argue over whether Baby should say Granny or Gramps first. Grandma says that little boys always say “Granny” first.
BABY: Glug-glug-glug! and later: SASOL!
Baby speeds off.
GRANDPA: And now where is he going?
GRANNY: Ag, probably not very far…