Monday, November 8, 2010

inappropriate

The Husband went for his annual check up and he phoned me afterwords...
(We had a a bet to see if he has gained weight since I moved in; he did, 1kg)

He was happy to report that the doctor told him he was perfect (but as he said, she didn't check his brain), and then he told me that when he took his shirt off, the doctor said he had a nice body.

WHAT???

"She said what?" (in a much gentler tone)

"It's OK, she's like 55."

(Apparently The Husband is not familiar with the species known as, la cougar.)

"I don't care how old she is, that's not appropriate."

"It's OK. she was being nice, she asked if I played any sports."

(Try to picture the "it's OK" part being said with that southern French accent. For some of you this may be difficult, but for others, you know what I'm talking about, it's slightly sing-song, irritated, and occasionally followed by a huff and puff).

Since he clearly wasn't understanding, I had to I turn the tables on him and break it down like this...

"If I went for my physical and the 55 year old male doctor said I had a nice body, would that be OK?"


"It's inappropriate"

"Exactement"


bisou

57 comments:

  1. Exactement!!! you are true with the 'puff' at the end of the sentence :) I am laughting out loud:))

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  2. i WISH my doctor would tell me i have a nice body. my doctor has a grrreat body!

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  3. Tres inappropriate. I would be annoyed.

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  4. I can't say anything, I almost ran off the road ogling some buff body running without a shirt on, all muscular and ripply and what not, and when I turned around for one last look and caught the front of him? He was like, 22. Sad, so sad.

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  5. aud - always with the huffing and puffing!

    Shauna - :-)

    Allison - you should tell him! (and then post about it!)

    Indy - oh, I was. And then I laughed :-)

    ADOC - wish I could say that I was surprised... xo

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  6. Non, non, non, completely tres uncool. That's a classic French-lady-doctor-cougar move.

    Only in EUROPE! I swear they get away with saying just about anything "there"... :)

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  7. LOL! So true. I need to watch that Cougar show everyone is talking about.

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  8. So glad that he at least got the point at the end! :) I love my husband, but it's funny how they don't see the inappropriate-ness of something until the tables are turned for them.

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  9. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, however, I couldn't agree more with yoU!

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  10. Cripes, is that French thing? My lip is curling for you!

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  11. So funny!
    My dear Sara you are right!
    If my doctor, and SHE is also the doctor of my husband, tell him "nice body" I can decide to become a killer! Is really inappropriate!
    Bisou, Babi

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  12. OK, now that's just cute. I only go to the gym to stay in shape for doctor visits anyway. KIDDING (kinda). Seriously - cute.

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  13. Funny how French men think they are so different. I told my dearly beloved that anything he considered okay for him to do, I considered okay for me to do. He was shocked. lol

    I was unrepentant. I said "You're free to do as you like. If you do, know that I will to...".

    That doc was out of order, but I've found that doctors can be inappropriate here. I have one that makes bizarre comments. Lucky for him he's a good doc and conveniently placed, but you have to accept that he makes the odd inappropriate comment!

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  14. love it! Totally inappropriate!

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  15. I think you'll have to accompany him on all future visits to the doctor!

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  16. Give her address to the Nazi Ghost Zombies, they'll know what to do.

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  17. My French doctor is going through a mid life crisis, yep, he is now wearing cowboy boots and very loud open necked shirts revealing a very hairy chest and medallions, now that is inappropriate!
    X

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  18. HA! i love that moment. the one where your husband admits you were right. it's like ECSTACY.

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  19. Surprised I almost ran off the road, or surprised he was 22? ;)

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  20. hahaha i'm really laughing here! I'm glad he finally understood anyway the problem ;)
    French doctors are funny!

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  21. Yikes! Totally inappropriate...but my theory is that the farther south you live it a country, the more they think they can get away with! Yep, we're both in trouble :)

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  22. Shut up. That is CRAZY inappropriate! Although a few months after I had my little dude his pediatrician told me that I was looking great and I floated on air the rest of the day. HA!

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  23. OH you are too cute!! It was definitely inappropriate, but the way you describe the conversation is just priceless.

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  24. Bahaha! What's with men anyway? I can never ever get my Hubs to understand "my side" of things unless I turn the tables. So stubborn! This is too funny.

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  25. Speaking as a cougar ( with a much younger partner) it is inappropriate.

    Better make him switch doctors. Older women are not to be trusted. Unless it's me of course:)

    xo Jane

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  26. hilarious. and may i just say that women in their 50's in france tend to be sexier than women in their 50's anywhere else in the world...so double the inappropriate points to her.

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  27. Does France not have cougars? Or is the husband just unaware of these things?

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  28. Love, LOVE that you turned the tables on him!! Way to knock the wind out of his Southern French singsong irritated tone! LoL

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  29. Men seriously need a book of obvious things so that we don't have to explain them in such detail. Congrats on your husband still having a rockin' bod though!

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  30. C'est vrai! So true! My French hubby would have done the same thing!

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  31. C'est totally mal practice! Time to find a new doctor :)

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  32. Haha that's such a funny story :p But yes, very inappropriate!!!

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  33. She should have checked his brain.
    Clearly it's not working properly! Hahaha.

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  34. Hi, I'm your newest follower.I am new so please be patient with me.
    What a smart move to turn the tables on him !

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  35. Hell yes that was inappropriate! Doctors are not supposed to notice such things, much less say something.

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  36. Haha this is really funny - loved the exactment at the end!

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  37. At least she said it when he took his shirt off and not while she was checking his prostate...

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  38. Nikos - they totally get away with anything! I blame the language ;-)

    ditdit - Cougar Town is really good. Very funny :-)

    Kalee - they definitely need the tables turned :-)

    Lauren - reading back on it now, it is pretty funny :-)

    Tabitha- it must be a French thing!

    Babi - I'm still a bit in shock that she actually said that!

    Valerie - he was pretty chuffed with himself :-)

    Sarah - judging by your comment, some others, and some blog posts I've ready. I've gathered that inappropriate doctor visits aren't that odd here. Wonderful *in sarcasm font*

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  39. Ha ha! Oh, the gender double standard. It's not quite fair, is it?

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  40. This is the doctor one should consult - should one be a male.

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  41. Hi Sara, great blog. I added you to my following list!

    I'd be impressed if our doctor told my husband he had a great body!!!!!! (that's another story though) hee hee.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting too, great to meet another expat. Come follow me too, you'd be very welcome.

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  42. France is full of cougars. It's one of the first things I noticed here. So on that note, perhaps you should publish a photo of your hubby with his shirt off for all of us over-50s. Oops! Inappropriate!

    Tu as raison, Sara!

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  43. Amazing! I cannot believe that a Doctor could be so inappropriate! And talk about male naivety...

    Do you have the same Doctor?

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  44. hilarious!!

    la cougar docteur certainly gives new meaning to the annual physical......!

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  45. hahaha..that is so funny...I wish my doctor would tell my that I look great too...hahah
    Kisses my dear

    Ps: I’m hosting a sweet t-shirt and tote GIVEAWAY today. So please join in :)

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  46. Oh my gosh, that is totally grounds for a lawsuit in the US, I lol'ed! XX!

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  47. Hys.ter.i.cal! I just had my first doc appt. the other day. It was at somebody's house! Bizarre.

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  48. Sarah, inappropriate as it was, as a male, I can say with a fair degree of confidence that this was a quick shot for his ego and he was proud to share the comment with you. I doubt he was trying to make you jealous or was interested in anyway.

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  49. Ah, La Couger! They often try to feed on me in bars to get out of their way in pursuit of "La Man!".

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  50. Asked hubby his take on this and his response -- "you all (meaning you and the females making comments -- including me) have too much time on our hands and reading too much into the doc's remark". What does he know ;-0
    That said I think it is a cultural difference.
    Remarks considered inappropriate to us ex-pats really are
    the norm here.

    Btw - love your blog. First time commenting.

    JW

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  51. ha ha ha... totally inappropriate. But congrats on having such a hottie for a husband!

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  52. Isn't it amazing how these men we love so much are so oblivious? This made me laugh out loud.

    I have a dear friend/co-worker (and he is definitely hot)who does not get why all the women come to him for advice and guidance in the work place. He actually believes it is for his intellect and insight. Really? Luckily, he has me to point these things out to him.

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  53. Hilarious! Take it as a compliment ;)

    When I went for one of my immigration physicals, the doc had me strip down to my skivvies and have a seat in front of him to ask me some questions. After I sat down, he asked me to stand up again, and then to turn around, and sit down again. When I sat down, he said, "Are you married?"(looking me up and down) -- "yes.."-- "well he sure is a lucky man."

    Creeeepy. The guy was probably 55ish. Now I laugh because I was 10 kilos lighter back then.. i'd love to have a creepy old doctor call me sexy nowadays!

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  54. Lol, I bet he was chuffed alright!
    Actually tho, I like the doctors here, they are more approachable than the Irish, far less "up themselves"

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