One thing I love about medical speech pathology is the sheer variety of people I get to work with. Recently I've gotten to work with a number of patients with a variety of psych histories. Yesterday was a gem:
Phil: Would you like a snack? Patient: Pancakes!!! Phil: Yum! But I don't have pancakes. How about applesauce? Patient: Ok. Patient: I'm ready for supper! Phil: It's 10:30 in the morning, but I'll bite. What do you want? Patient: Pancakes!!! Phil: What about for lunch today? Patient: Pancakes!!!
The humor wasn't even in the words themselves, but the uninhibited enthusiasm with which they were spoken. It's moments like these that really make me love what I do.