21 Problems Only People Raised By Doctors Will Understand

The doctor is ALWAYS in.

1. Inviting friends over is sometimes a problem, because shit like this is hanging all over the house.

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2. Or worse, there might be a medical book open to reveal something like this:

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3. You’ve never EVER been able to fake being sick without them knowing you’re a total lying liar.

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4. And forget being babied when you actually ARE sick — they don’t put up with that bullshit.

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5. There’s definitely a lot of pressure for you to join the “family business.”

Even if you have absolutely NO interest in medicine, that doesn’t matter.

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6. They use medical jargon so effortlessly that you’ve actually become immune to being grossed out.

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7. And you actually have enough basic knowledge of medical terminology to pass for a doctor.

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8. Your parents’ sense of humor is…an acquired taste.

My new stomping grounds #doctorproblems

— Doctor Problems (@doctorproblemz)
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9. Scrubs often stay on at all times, just in case they get called in to the hospital.

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10. Their medicine cabinet looks like a damn pharmacy exploded.

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11. Because your parents got up SUPER early, so did you.

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12. Nostalgia is alive and well because beepers still exist in your home, even though it’s 2014.

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13. Your reading options have always been extremely specific and extremely boring.

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14. Your friends beg you for super-awkward favors, like asking your mom what that weird thing on their toe is.

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15. Texts from your parents can be…unsettling. And often from the O.R.

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16. You’ve come to rely so heavily on just asking your parent for advice that you often forget to go see a doctor.

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17. You’re unintentionally a master of being quiet, because you couldn’t make a sound when your parent was on call.

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18. Unless you were bleeding so profusely that they couldn’t sew it up at home, all medical needs took place at the kitchen table.

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19. Whether you like it or not, entire hospital staffs know who you are. EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL.

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20. You were constantly being reminded that your problems were not REAL problems.

Know what a real problem is? Saving lives.

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21. And the knowledge that no one will EVER be as cool or as important as your doctor parents were.

Not even you, try as hard as you might.

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