Fasting And Cleavage

Related somewhat to yesterdays post.

I attended to a young lady with a slightly unusual and complicated complaint. She sat in my ambulance wearing a top with a plunging neckline – not a problem, I always do my best to look people in the eye and not at the level of the breasts.

I was getting the medical history and asked her if she was fasting.

'No', she told me fishing around in her cleavage and pulling out a cross, 'didn't you see I was a Christian?'.

'Erm', I blushed, 'I try not to stare down there…'

14 thoughts on “Fasting And Cleavage”

  1. Not at all. I'm a card carrying Atheist these days, and I still sometimes wear my St. Christopher for sentimental reasons. Saying that I would take it off if it meant people automatically assumed I'm a Christian…

  2. A cross doesn't mean she's religious so even if you noticed the cross, I wouldn't blame you for not thinking she's Christian.I'm Christian (Episcopalian) and I don't wear a cross!

  3. I'd be offended that a) she believed you were so unprofessional as to stare at her breasts and b) assuming that you judge everyone by what they wear.I wear a cross on a chain as it was a gift that means a lot, not because I am religious – I would also be highly offended if it was assumed and documented that I was – not that I'm against people having a religion, but i'm sure a muslim would be offended if they were listed as sikh and likewise if they were listed as christian….

    Or am I seeing this in only a negative way because I'm on nights and can't sleep at the moment thanks to noisey neighbours?

  4. As a GP i had the pleasure of having a lot of young ladies in my office. Now, teenagers are modest (and I don't look at them) but often young mothers in their mid twenties (perhaps most women that age) wear rather… well, you know. And they bring their children to the doctor. When they bend forwards to untie their kids shoes or something, I feel it is hard not to stare. I still try not to.I don't dear say anything about it, but an ambulance driver I know made a great comment to one nurse he thought was wearing her uniform a little too open: “I see you have some belly button lint…”

    The next time he saw her, she was very modestly dressed.

  5. Well, I have an ample chest region which usually gets eyeballed, and sometimes I don't mind it being looked at, but there is a time and a place, and sometimes it's a little too innapropriate eg.New bfd's dad staring at my cleavage so blatently his wife asks me to cover up!

    Going for a job interview and being told, “you can definately come and work for me with breasts like that.” (I was only 18 when I was told that one – I prompty threw coffee over him and gave him an earful about women not being objects).

    When I was taken into the hospital where I work with possible meningitis, waving from concious to unconcious and hearing a clinical support worker/HCA/A grade state that he'd never seen such a pair of knockers that were real after he's man handled my chest to see if they were real or not…..

  6. I am a Christian and fasting is pretty common in my church where it is used in combination with prayer. Man that sounds a lot weirder than it did in my head. Anyway fasting helps you to remember to pray for something which is really important like for example we might have a week of prayer for the NHS where everyone prays for all the different aspects of the health system. Obviously not everyone necessarily fasts and people may choose to fast for a day, or in the evenings or for the whole week if they are feeling particularly called to pray for the NHS.

  7. I am a Christian and fasting is pretty common in my church where it is used in combination with prayer. Man that sounds a lot weirder than it did in my head. Anyway fasting helps you to remember to pray for something which is really important like for example we might have a week of prayer for the NHS where everyone prays for all the different aspects of the health system. Obviously not everyone necessarily fasts and people may choose to fast for a day, or in the evenings or for the whole week if they are feeling particularly called to pray for the NHS.

  8. Strangely enough my crewmate was *most* upset when I explained that I didn't try and look down her top…I'll never understand women.

  9. Working for the LAS there's only one thing to wear – the sign of St. Jude; generally accepted to be the patron saint of lost causes….

  10. Please tell me I'm not the only one who read the first 'a' in the title as an 'i'?(“fishing”, of course. honest, it appears later in the article.)

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