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Lives of Doctor Wives: Superstitious?

Monday, May 10, 2010


My husband has got to be one of the most logical people I have ever met but I think residency has made him very superstitious. For example, if he is on call, I am not allowed to ask him if it is a slow day. He also has lucky articles of clothing that he wears for difficult cases.
I just find this kind of funny because there is no scientific merit to these actions or beliefs, yet my super smart husband feels so strongly about them. I wonder if this is just a doctor thing.
Is your husband superstitious?



Blogger JumpingJane said...

I have heard of these kinds of superstitions, but J and I have yet to fall into them. I mentioned his pager the other night, and was like... so now that I mentioned it, all hell is going to break loose huh? And then it didn't. I think my only belief is, only the nights we need to be quiet are horrible, and the other nights are always quiet. If its an important event, you better believe he will be on call. :)

May 10, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Melisa said...

LOL! That reminds me of Scrubs, when Turk loses his lucky scrub hat. :o) Man, I love that show. We have managed to avoid that so far. ;o)

May 10, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Dicey said...

It may be anxiety related. People tend to get more superstitious if they don't feel in control, esp. in a stressful situation.

May 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Shana said...

Ha! DrH has "good mojo" underwear and "bad mojo" underwear.

Once I had the audacity to ask why he didn't throw the bad ones away. He said they were good enough for home, just not for call.

May 10, 2010 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Beth Hollenbeck said...

Yes! DrH used to always "shhhh" me when I asked if it wass busy when he was on call. I don't inquire anymore about anything when he is on call. I wait for him to initiate the conversation!

As for the articles of clothing, that hasn't happened yet...or at least as far as I know :) Hey, whatever keeps them going in the midst of this chaos called residency, I am game!

May 10, 2010 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Alex @LateEnough said...

Whenever I say: It's a slow call today.
My husband replies: THANKS A LOT!!
I now respond: If my words were that powerful, we'd be millionaires.
Wife: 1 Hubby: 0

May 10, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger TheFamousStacie said...

Sounds like a baseball player!

May 13, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

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