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April 8, 2011

#883: Pain Rating

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.]]

Patient: One.

Doctor: … What the hell is wrong with his imagination?

Patient’s Friend: It’s not a normal place.