On Y's most recent morning off, he was adamant about making me waffles.
It was a beautiful morning. There was nutella on the table. The waffles were warm.
And then Y opened his mouth.
Tip: don't let residents speak during meals. It never ends well. If you've learned anything from this blog, I hope it's that. (example a, b, c , d)
"Your rectum is amazing."
Imagine me choking on a mouthful of nutella. "What?!"
"I mean, not yours. Just in general. Rectums are amazing."
I did the only thing I know to do in situations like these. I blinked.
"Think about it. A small piece of smooth muscle and nerve endings can distinguish between liquid, gas and solids."
"It can let only gas through when there are solids present. It's so sophisticated."
I googled it, guys. This is the only time, ever, when sophisticated has been used to describe rectum.
And to think it all happened on my kitchen table. Over my waffles.