MISS KIM: Have you started puberty yet?
ME: Er... I don't think so.
MISS KIM: Okay. (scribbles on clipboard for a second) Why are you crying?
ME: I'm afraid you'll give me the strep test.
MISS KIM: I won't, maybe if It's necessary. (I feel a little better now)Now, I know you're crying because you're afraid of the strep test, but look at the chart on the wall, from one to five how much does your throat hurt?
The chart on the wall looked like one I had seen in Hyperbole and a Half so I went along with it. I said my throat feels about a three.Then she examined my ears, my nose, and finally my throat.
MISS KIM: Do your ears hurt at all?
ME: Not really. Sometimes, I guess.
MISS KIM, TALKING TO DADDY: Her ears are a little red, one second please.
She sat down at her computer and started typing away. Dad let me hold his phone and play a game.
The doctor finally pulled away from her computer and folded her hands, and grabbed a glove and mask. My eyes grew wide.
DAD: It'll be fine.
My mouth dropped open. I looked from dad and then to Miss Kim in disbelief.
PS Part 2 is coming soon!