I often heard my late Uncle Frank tell people he was fond of, “You’re a real pip.” For years, I thought this was a made up word. I eventually learned that a pip is an apple seed or one of those tiny dots on dice.
I’ve decided to start calling my Personal Imaginary Physician my PIP, in honor of my Uncle Frank. Like my uncle, my PIP is older, wise and kindly. In fact, I think I’lI just go ahead and borrow my memory of Uncle Frank’s face whenever I need to put a face on my doctor.
Why don’t I just go to REAL doctor?
I don’t trust doctors (well, other than my PIP, that is.) Most doctors seem more interested in selling pharmaceuticals…