Dr. Bigelow: What can I do for you?
Louie: Uh, well, I hurt my back today really bad. Uh. Can you help me with my back? I mean...
Dr. Bigelow: What's wrong with your back?
Louie: It hurts.
Dr. Bigelow: My professional diagnosis is your back hurts.
Louie: Well, what can I do about it?
Dr. Bigelow: Nothing.
Dr. Bigelow: The problem is you're using it wrong.
The back isn't done evolving yet. You see, the spine is a row of
vertebrae. It was designed to be horizontal. Then people came along and
used it vertical. Wasn't meant for that. So the disks get all floppy,
swollen. Pop out left, pop out right. It'll take another. I'd say 20,000
years to get straightened out. Till then, it's going to keep hurting.
Louie: So that's it?
Dr. Bigelow: It's an engineering design problem. It's a misallocation. We were given a clothesline and we're using it as
Louie: So what should I do?
Dr. Bigelow: Use your back as it was intended. Walk
around on your hands and feet. Or accept the fact that your back is
going to hurt sometimes. Be very grateful for the moments that it
doesn't. Every second spent without back pain is a lucky second. String
enough of those lucky seconds together, you have a lucky minute.
Dr. Bigelow: Come see me when you have something fun
like a blood disease. That's what I went to school for.
HA! This again via Mrs Rebecca Ketchum cus it make me giggle...