Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The fat finger

Oh dear, the Prime Minister's consort has really done it now. Is he to be our Prince Phillip? Suggesting that doctor shopping for a prostate exam and choosing an Asian female doctor with small hands was the sort of thing you say in privacy, not at a public forum.

But the publicity about his self admitted faux pas probably has more men thinking about having an exam than any advertising budget could have achieved.

And, apparently, it is not girth of the finger that men need to worry about. The exam can not be done properly by someone with very short fingers. For the non penetrated, it is not the penetration you have have to worry about. It is what happens once you are.

Well, getting a needle jab can be unpleasant too, as can being cut open for prostate surgery. Caught early, you may not have to be.

10 comments:

  1. Hello Andrew:
    Faux pas or not, the British press have not been slow to pick up on this one!!

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    1. JayLa, how Fleet Street delights in painting we colonials as crass and common. That we may be, is beside the point.

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  2. First bloke blunder or not, if we women have to get a pap smear every two years you blokes can get a poke....

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    1. Indeed Kath. Bone Doctor is working as a GP and January is pap smear season, I guess because women find the time when they are on holidays.

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  3. Ha ha missed this whole shit fight, that's what happens when you ignore the media for a while.

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    1. Fen, ignoring media for a bit is a good thing. Sometimes it can be overwhelming.

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  4. Prostate is something that I don't have to worry about, but with a close relative dying from bowel cancer, I have a colonoscopy scheduled for later this year.
    Not looking forward to it at all.

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    1. That was the person who died last year River? Yes, I have not had one but I believe a colonoscopy is not great.

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  5. Sounds like a good idea to me Andrew, don't know what the fuss is about! love your comparison to Prince Phillip..the 'power ladies' eccentric companion, we should all have one..oh hang on I do haha!

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    1. Made me smile widely Grace. I had guessed that.

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