I had to go for a Medical Check up yesterday, havent been to a hospital for a long time and some things I found quite strange.
The good (lady) doctor asked me to take off my shirt to check my blood pressure and do that thing with Stethoscope, and she said "put off your shirt" (her english was not quite good).
I was kinda surprised to take off my shirt to check my blood pressure?! So I asked you want me to unbutton my shirt or roll up my sleeves or take it all off?
She said "How do you say in English to remove shirt completely" and I said "Take off your shirt." Then she goes "Yes take off your shirt"
Which I did, hesitantly, but still holding on to my shirt, my dignity clapsed firmly in my hands. But she said put it down on the chair! Which I did
Then she took my blood pressure reading and said, "The high is fine, but the Low is a bit Higher, which is maybe because of ermmm..."
I said" Yes its becoz of ermmm... "
Then she asked me if I had any surgery/operation done and I said no, she gave me unbelieving look, are you sure? Then afterwards she saw a cut on the lower part of my spine and and goes "Whats this... was it an operation"
I was like.. NO, I have had no operations, it was an angry cockerel that bit me while I was giving it a hard time
She goes.. its good you have no operations!!
Is it quite common among Swiss people that they have operations?
Then she asked me to lie down and felt my ankles and goes "Good..no swelling arouond here"
I wanted to say Ofcourse, Im not pregnant... YET!!
When "examination" was over, I wanted to say "Ok, its my turn now"
But then I thought humour would probably be lost in translation and I would have a lot more explaining to do