I don't know why I feel the pressure to manicure the pasture below before I go to the lady doctor, but something compels me to do it. Every time I have an appointment with my OB/GYN, I make sure that I'm all cleaned up -- downstairs. Even if I know it's an above the belt visit, I landscape as if I'm about to host a garden party just to be safe.
Does anyone else do this?
I know my doctor is a sure thing and she'll be down there regardless of what I do or don't do. And seriously, it's not like I'm trying to get lucky with my doctor in the first place, so impressing her is not my motivation.
Maybe for some reason in my head, I think it's the polite thing to do. It's sort of like changing the sheets on the guest bed after only one night -- even doing it if the same guests are coming the following week. You know it's not the most practical thing on earth, but you just do it every time no matter what.
Maybe all of her patients do it. They must do it before labor, right? It's probably easier for her to deal with cleared shrubs rather than having to weed her way through a forest to get to the door. I wonder if she even notices or cares?
I wonder if she does it before she visits her doctor. That would be the true test.
In any case, I'm sure my husband wishes that I go to the doctor more often.
Am I alone here?
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