Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Show-Off

Man at His Bath, 1884, by Gustave Caillebotte

“Oh, good.  Can I drop trow, now?”

His eyes sparkle with uncanny eagerness.

“Well, no, you don’t have to quite yet.  I’ll save that bit for last.”

Mr. Jones grins and pats my hand.

“I got off those prostate anticancer hormones – you know, the ones that chemically castrate you – a few months back now.  I went through puberty again at 79.  Boy, now I got somethin’ to show off again – so, I don’t mind that part at all!”

He hops up onto the exam table and slaps his knees, laughing at his own healthy joke.

I can’t help but snicker as I click on my penlight and shine it into a bright, cheery set of eyes.

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2 comments on “Show-Off

  1. kindredspirit23
    August 30, 2012

    Gotta love ’em!

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The views expressed on "Mullberry Whine" are NOT intended to diagnose or treat disease.
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The med-ed related stories described here are based on real events. Details have been changed in accordance with HIPAA de-identification guidelines to protect confidentiality.
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Mullberry Whine can be enjoyed daily; there is no unsafe quantity. Real wine, though, should be enjoyed in moderation. At-Risk Drinking for males under 65 is defined as >14 alcoholic beverages per week or >4/day, with >7 drinks a week or >3/day being the cut-off for females under 65 and for anyone, male or female, who has graced this planet for 65 years for more. Drink Mullberry Whine like there are no consequences. But drink alcohol responsibly. Your friends, your family, your health-care provider, and your liver - heck, ALL of the organs in your body - will thank you.
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