This seriously happened the other day.
Patient: “Is this your first baby?”
Me: “No, it’s our second.”
Patient: “What did you have the first time?”
Me: “A girl.”
Patient: “Oh… well, God will bless you this time.”
I was so taken aback that I just walked away. If I had been thinking, I would have pointed out that God has already blessed us with a wonderful daughter and we’ll be happy with whatever God gives us this time.
Now I want to go back and try to force the situation again, just so I can use my comeback, à la Seinfeld.