November, 2010 Archives


The World’s Worst Optimist

by thegooddoctor in 100 Words

Dr. Jane Spurlock, world renowned neurologist, just finished the worst workday ever.

“You won’t believe the awful things that happened today. First, several babies died of brain cancer. Then, a puppy with a broken spine tried to climb stairs to reach its master, who also died of brain cancer. And I spilled coffee on my new blouse.”

Her always attentive husband, Roger, tried to place everything in its proper context.

“Look at the bright side. With the Republicans about to retake the House and dismantle Obama’s health care reform, you won’t have to attend to the poor and disenfranchised anymore.”