DOC: You’re late, hop-a-long.
LRE: Whatever. I blame my toe.
DOC: That’s the easy way out. Why don’t you try taking some responsibility already?
LRE: Well, you’re on one today.
DOC: What’s that supposed to mean… “on one.” On one what?
LRE: No clue. Don’t worry about it.
DOC: So your toe really made you hours late?
LRE: No. I just wanted to make you wait.
DOC: So considerate.
LRE: Oh, wait… AND it’s getting rather crazy at work lately. I hope they don’t make me come in on Christmas.
DOC: Would they?
LRE: Probably not.
DOC: Phew. So how is the toe?
LRE: Well, get this. I have green bone.
DOC: Whaaa? From eating too much asparagus?
LRE: No, no, no. That gives you stinky pee. TOTALLY different than green bone.
DOC: So does it mean that anybody who pinches you on St. Patrick’s Day deserves to get slugged?
LRE: Totally. I’m ALWAYS festive for THAT holiday.
DOC: Well, that’s interesting.
LRE: I know. The surgeon told me. It took him years and years before he finally figured out what caused it: Minocycline. Hooray for taking pills and being affected forever at the structural level.
DOC: Oo… let’s look it up. See? I bought an iPhone.
LRE: You don’t believe my surgeon?
DOC: Sure, why not. I mostly just wanted to brag to you about how I now have an iPhone and you DON’T.
LRE: Brag away; whatever.
DOC: Don’t pout. Oh here, here’s an article.
LRE: What’s it say?
DOC: Yep. Your surgeon is right. It says that bone discoloration is pretty rare, though. Oh COME on.
DOC: I’d have to buy the article if I wanted to actually read whether or not the color affects the ability of your bone to heal.
LRE: Or you could just ask me what my surgeon said.
DOC: Okay, fine. What did your surgeon say?
LRE: That it doesn’t affect it.
DOC: That’s what he said.
DOC: Okay, well, that was fun.
LRE: Yeah… looks like you really like your new toy.
DOC: FOR SURE. So what’s that you’ve got? A picture?
LRE: Yes. I brought it in for show and tell.
DOC: Okay, let’s have a look see.
LRE: Right… here’s my toe now.