April 8, 2011
#883: Pain Rating
[[A doctor is carrying a clipboard and consulting with a patient, who’s sitting on a high medical table.]]
Doctor: Any pain?
Patient: My arm really hurts.
[[The patient’s friend is standing behind the doctor, as the panel widens.]]
Doctor: How would you rate the pain, from one to ten, where ten is the worst pain you can imagine?
[[The patient sits on the table.]]
Patient: The worst pain I can imagine?
[[The patient ponders this, raising a thoughtful hand to their jaw.]]
[[The patient appears to be shocked.]]
[[The patient is huddled up on the table.]]
Doctor: … What the hell is wrong with his imagination?
Patient’s Friend: It’s not a normal place.