I am a good medical student because I always carry a pen. True fact.
If my supervisor needs to sign a form (as so often happens), and finds himself searching frantically for a pen (as so often happens), I will hand him mine. And he will say, "that's a good medical student" even if I have botched everything else all week.
But despite that glowing feedback and the lingering sense of accomplishment, I do not like lending my pen to doctors for two reasons:
- A doctor will never voluntarily return a pen
- Doctors will
occasionallyoften chew on a pen, regardless of whether it belongs to them
Two reasons for not lending, and two reasons that make it very hard to ask for my pen back.