March 9, 2011

Whadya Call The Butt Guy?

Over dinner last night (and, for the record, I worked late so the kids were in bed during the entirety of this conversation):

Beth: What do you call the butt guy?
Me: What?
Beth: The guy who does the colonoscopies?
Me: Hrm. I don't know.
Beth: How does one get involved in that?
Me: Yeah, how does someone decide, yeah, I want to be the guy who feeds the camera up a butt?
Beth: I suppose the hours are pretty good.
Me: You don't hear about many emergency colonoscopies.
Beth: I'm sure they happen.
Me: When the hamster gets lost.
Beth: Gerbil. Hamsters are huge.
Me: True. Rectologist?
Beth: Don't think so. That's what Google is for.
Me: But if I Google anal doctor I'm guessing 99% of the returns aren't exactly what I'm looking for.
Beth: Ron Jeremy
Me: Your knowledge of porn is so pathetically dated. Analologist?
Beth: No. Proctologist!
Me: That's it!
Beth: Now what do you think they call the camera?
Me: Rectovision!
Beth: I'm done.

Conversations like these are why Beth and I work so well together.

Posted by Chris at March 9, 2011 6:39 AM

Just for the record: gastroenterologists do colonoscopies (the routine ones)


Posted by: Leslie at March 9, 2011 7:42 AM

Actually it is a Proctologist. Those of us that have had them know, only too well!

Posted by: Maribeth at March 9, 2011 7:50 AM

Well, as Cosmo Kramer found out...they like to call themselves "Assman"!!!

Have a happy Wednesday!

Posted by: Holly Reynolds at March 9, 2011 8:51 AM

Yeah, my first thought was proctologist too but probably a gastroenterologist might do some of it too.

Posted by: Ann Elizabeth Adams at March 9, 2011 9:35 AM

Nice, but the question comes to mind:
If Beth hadn't checked out, where would this have gone?
Next, on FOX, we go behind the scenes and take you to the places no other reporters will go:
Why settle for 3D glasses, when you can have:
New this XMas from Ronco:
- OK, I'm done too.


Posted by: metawizard2 at March 9, 2011 9:45 AM

"Rectum? Damn near killed 'm!"

Posted by: harmzie at March 9, 2011 10:21 AM

I've had five due to an unfortunate digestive disease. It's a gastroenterologist, or GI doctor if you prefer acronyms! And I've often wondered myself how one gets into that specialty... seriously.

Posted by: Erin at March 9, 2011 11:28 AM

That's some sexy talk y'all have there.

(And I have NO IDEA how those docs pick their specialty. I'm curious about podiatrists too)

Posted by: Sarah at March 9, 2011 6:36 PM

The two of you are so great! heh. There are way too many weird names for doctors!

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You know I work in Chemical Dependency services now, right? Lots of our clients have to do regular urinalysis testing to ensure they are clean and sober. Yesterday, one of them says, "Yeah, Randy The Piss Guy" told me... And I was all, "The piss guy?" And he was all, "Yeah. The dude I piss for every week."

Posted by: k8 at March 10, 2011 10:38 AM

The two of you are so great! heh. There are way too many weird names for doctors!

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