I recently was enjoying a weekend in a family cabin in the country with my son and his new wife.
My son and my husband were out hunting, and she and I had time on the porch swing to talk and get to know each other a bit.
Thinks were going great until she started asking me questions about erectile dysfunction.
She knows I am a primary care physician, so I am used to people asking me about health matters and medical questions
I’m just not used to women asking me about erectile dysfunction.
We might suffer the consequences of that, but we don’t actually suffer it ourselves.
At first I was a little flustered
I wasn’t entirely comfortable talking about my son behind his back, and certainly not about that part of his life.
On the other hand, I wanted to help because I want grand kids.
It took a few moments but she figured out that I assumed we were talking about my son.
She was so embarrassed and started laughing.
It turned out she was actually asking for a friend, and I started laughing too.
It gave us something to bond over.