A lot of people don’t like being talked down to. If you’re a young adult, you want to prove that you’re worth your space in the adult world, and that means deflecting things that make you seem childish.
It’s no surprise this person pointed out his size. At nearly six feet he isn’t exactly a little one. Likely the surgeon was referring to age, since to those who have been around the block for a while, twenty-one years old is still relatively young. Yet the patient was still able to be polite about the way he said it, creating yet another wonderful memory that everybody except him will remember.
He's Going to Regret Saying That
We don't think this kid's mom took this one to heart, especially since it was accompanied by uproarious laughter. There are thousands of videos out on the internet of kids saying funny stuff while they're falling asleep or coming out of anesthesia, and we doubt any of those sayings were taken at face value.
It certainly wasn't a nice thing to say to your mom if she's taking care of you, and hopefully, the mom used it for a little bit of motherly guilt after the anesthesia has worn off.
I Have to Help Them!
Sometimes you just have that thing in life that you know you're destined to do, come hell or high water. It didn't matter what this medical professional was going to answer, this future undertaker's path was set.
He or she was going to fly to take that embalming practical the next day, surgery or no surgery. Of course, there wasn't even an opportunity for the dentist to respond, so who knows what the answer was going to be? As far as we know, there's no risk involved, other than rare complications. We get the feeling that nothing was going to stop the person who was telling this story.
Talking With His Hands
There are a couple of stories of people speaking in other languages after waking up from anesthesia, even if they don't really know how to speak those languages. We're sure there are plenty with people speaking their first language in a place where it isn't common.
In this story, someone used his hands to communicate, even when he didn't have to. Not only was he aware he could talk (though with some difficulty), but he probably didn't have nearly enough training in ASL to properly communicate. In addition, none of the nurses could understand him. Sometimes silence is golden.
The Anesthesia Whisperer
Harsh. It's pretty common for a dental surgeon to give the teeth back to the person to which they belong, but we guess there was some reason it couldn't happen here. The story is funny in its own way, but how about that partner, who could easily translate something that doesn't even have discernible syllables? That's a real skill.
We also want to give props to the person who actually went under, for at least trying to say something that makes sense right after waking up.