Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?


One of my close friends in undergrad, Jen, later went to medical school. During her second year of residency, she was out gallivanting one evening and met a handsome rascal. As he chatted her up, she asked him what he did for work. He told her he just started medical school. She asked him a few questions about classes, to which he gave vague answers in a smarmy voice. And then with a wink and a smile he concluded it was probably over her head. 

I am not an expert, but I might suggest that one definitive way not to get an invite home is to basically tell a very attractive girl she is too stupid to understand you are elbow deep in cadavers and learning about biochemistry, neuroscience, and clinical ethics. 

She, being ever poised, merely laughed inside. Young buck, oh so full of confidence and swell. Later that night she ran into him again and he actually asked for her number, she smiled. She then got a bar napkin upon which she wrote:

Dr. Jennifer  _________
867-5309

Not only did she handle it with class, but because she was still smart ass enough to write the phone number Tommy Tutone made famous. And clearly, who is the idiot? I don't think you need to be the rock star of Trivia Thursdays to recognize that number if you merely say it out loud. And now I can say that the definitive way not to get invited into PantyTown is to tell a super cute girl she is too stupid to understand medical school when she is already a DOCTOR. 
Brilliant.

33 comments:

Morgan said...

Thank you Tommy Tutone for making it easy to reject every nasty guy that's ever tried to pick me up! I use this regularly... as long as you put the right area code they never notice.

Will Burke said...

I still miss the reference, but this is damn funny none the less! But I think it's funny whenever "players" get put in their place.

KittyCat said...

I love that song.

She sounds like a super smart freind. ; )

Some men can be such dumbassess.

Pricilla said...

Some men will never understand the intelligence of a woman.

Did he?

Paul and Kerry said...

I officially love your friend Jen now too. And you for getting the song stuck in my head. I don't mind!

Eva Gallant said...

I love the way she got back at him! Guys can be so arrogant!

K A B L O O E Y said...

Impressive, this Jenn. I'd definitely have told him I was a doctor, but she didn't need to prove anything. Wish I had her equanimity. Does she still have it?

Intense Guy said...

I would have never noticed the number being bogus. I would have been ... awed that she even spoke to me ... and probably wouldn't have worked up the guts to call and find out that the number wasn't hers.

Of course, she wouldn't have spoken to me in the first place.

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

Love that song, love your friend, love this post!!! LOL

Ed said...

I've known plenty of dumb female doctors.

And by "known", I mean what you think I mean.

Baloney said...

Gotta love opportunities like those!

Mommy Lisa said...

I love it when boys let you know from the begining you need to move along to the next one. ;)

Aunt Crazy said...

I'm totally singing the number in my head now, 8675309, 8675309 and I can.not.stop!

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

That. Is. AWESOME. :)

Simply Suthern said...

My Daughters Elementary School had an 80's dance last Friday night. They played that song. I do miss the 80's.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

LOL...men can be ijits sometimes huh? Gotta cut their nose to spite their face. Just sayin........

Kat said...

I love, love, love that song. I sometimes wish that my name was Jenny, if only because I would love to use that number! Kat

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Gotta be a Jen(n) thing, don'tcha think? And thanks for implanting that tune in my head. Not a bad one at all... and could be much worse. :)

webb said...

Your Jen is a class act.

Maria said...

I wonder if this prize ever did try that number...I wonder what the person on the other end said when he/she had another idiot calling "Jenny."

Thanks for the laugh...I really needed it today!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Dr. Jen is my hero!

I know a guy who bragged about being an "executive" with Verizon. Come to find out, he was in corporate sales. Umm, not quite the same thing.

secret agent woman said...

I remember, after I'd become a psychologist, someone bending my ear at a neighborhood party about an undergrad psych course they'd taken. Finally, he asked if I'd ever taken any psychology. I just said, "Oh, a little," and excused myself to get a drink.

Caty said...

I think some men take "stupid" pills for breakfast. For being a "genious" of a man-he sure wasn't too bright. I was out one night, had a guy tell me he was a doctor when he found out I was a nicu nurse; then a few moments later, he went on to say he was a "doctor of trees" !

the walking man said...

I never would have this problem because I know everyone is more brilliant and better educated than i am. But then When Dr. Jen wants her car fixed I still wouldn't wink and smile like she was an idiot because when it's all said and done...I would still have to hand her a substantial bill.

SmartBear said...

1st? Thanks...I will have that song in my head all freakin day while shoveling myself out of this snowstorm!
2nd? BRILLIANT! Hats of to Dr. Jennifer!
Best,
Tina

HalfAsstic.com said...

BWAHAHAHAHA! I always LOVE your stories!

HalfAsstic.com said...

OH! When I was young and single and waitressing part time in college, I quickly memorized the phone number for Houston's "Dial A Prayer" ministry. No one could ever say they didn't have a prayer with me AND it didn't hurt tips to be able to give a number when asked, either. ;-)

Myya said...

What a dumbass that guy was! Good for your friend. Oh & I think it is completely impossible to say that number... it MUST be sung. :)

Grand Pooba said...

Oh I love it! What's better than a smart woman? A smart ass woman!

hotpants™ said...

He's what I like to call a DOUCHE!

Kato said...

Man! What a weasel! I hope he felt like an ass...

She Writes said...

Yes, saying it outloud gives that number away!

DaisyGal said...

the BEST use of that number I've ever heard. Go Dr. Jen.