Last week in clinic, the doctor looked into the ear of a 19 year old who was in for an OB visit. He then invited me to look. I stuck the otoscope into the ear canal and saw something I hadn't seen before. I wondered if I was really seeing what I thought I saw.
Dr. G: What do you see?
Me: Looks like she has some scarring on her tympanic membrane. (I was trying to stall....)
Dr. G: What do you see in the auditory canal?
Me (Trying to act nonchalant, I turned to the patient): You have a bug in your ear.