What makes this especially awkward is that this family was there for a vasectomy.
(submitted by Tim)
We’ve managed to remove most of the dignity. It wasn’t easy.
From the angle and everything, it looks like the patient is the one that took the photo
Most families just eat turkey at Thanksgiving. They build one.
Looks like grandpa is ready to get back to cutting the heads off the chicken.
Tim looks familiar and for the life of me, I can’t place where I might know him from.
ha! i doubt my sister would let me post it… but 3 years ago she had a brain hemorrhage, and we had a nurse take a picture of me, my parents, and my sister. my sister was on a ventilator and unconscious, and me and my parents were in gloves, gowns, and masks. and we were actually smiling.
that was our christmas picture that year…
it just looks so weird.
You *must* post it. That would be the hands-down winner of all awkward photos.
Wow nurses have such an easy job. Sit around joking with families and having your picture taken. Sign me up!
Nothing quite says love like the snap of a rubber glove…
If you are going to get your prostate checked, you may was well get a few extra opinions.
I don’t know if this my fav comment or “the snap of a rubber glove” comment!! lol
I glanced at the bags in the bottom left corner and thought they were sheep for a second. Then I looked at the rest of the picture and got really confused. The sheep seemed usual and customary. The rest of them? Not so much.
Read up above, they were visiting a cousin in the hospital. He had an infection or was very immuno-compromised.
I think the most awkward part of this picture is the number of people who bought into the caption and ACTUALLY thought it was a vasectomy picture.
I’m with you on that one. Proof that if something is in print, people believe it.
amen! aren’t the captions supposed to be humorous?!?
It’s all you can eat ribs night at the Elks Club and these folks come ready!
Now that’s funny!
The gowns are actually isolation garb. Chances are, one of their family members was in the hospital for MRSA or another type of contact-transmitted infection. Vasectomies not included in this visit.
If only he’d had this done earlier, at least half of the people in the picture wouldn’t be in the picture…
Na, their hyped because someone is having a baby, is my guess.
WOW! I drove myself to the doctor for mine back in 1988, then drove myself home.
Uhhh, I doubt it’s for a vasectomy… we do those in our outpatient clinic… it doesn’t require a hospital visit and/or family members present.
vasectomy’s over.Time for the prostate exams now.The family that gets probed together, stays together.
They made us wear these gowns while visiting our cousin. No, it wasn’t a vasectomy. We thought we looked like a box of Peeps. What made it awkward for me was when I turned around and realized my hand wasn’t on my wife’s knee, but on the nurse’s!
Oh. Oops! Yeah, sure.
I love that the nurse is giving a big double “thumbs up” in spite of the hand on her knee!
Who has two thumbs and LOVES the bird flu? THIS girl!!!!!!
HAH! Clever way to cop a feel, Tim! AND post it online for the world – or at least some of us – to see!
Uh, btw, is the gentleman on the far left a relative? And is he single, by any chance? Ahem… 🙂
the old guy looks like he’s holding an invisible watermelon.
hahahah…I was thinking this was a family shot from Vegas. Not only did they have front row seats for Gallagher but they also had a meet and greet with the Blue Man group.
hahahaha I totally LOL’d about the invisible watermelon!
I laughed heartily out loud after checking that, myself. Like, what IS he doing with his hands??
He’s ready to catch the baby!
I was thinking it was the guy on the right since he looks petrified!
I think what disturbs me most is that they’re all wearing surgical gloves. Like…what…they’re going to ASSIST?
How many family members really want to see this guy’s “junk”?
Having recently dealt with this issue, they’re probably all wearing gowns & gloves because the person they’re there to see has VRE, MRSA or something similar. Wearing gowns & gloves is part of the standard precautions. But not nearly as funny as your comment. 🙂
This family is pumped for the bris
Whose vasectomy, the guy second from the left????
Why does the youngest gal there have the biggest smile and giving a double thumbs up??? The benefits of a Vasectomy. Guess like a new car you got to take it for a test ride.
I’m guessing it’s her husband/boyfriend who was getting the vasectomy?
Maybe it’s a sarcastic “yeah this is pretty silly that we’re all here for a vasectomy”!!
Or they’re not really there for a vasectomy and that’s what AFP put as a caption to be funny.
Winner of the Best Caption Award!
this really made the end of my day here in Europe ! time to post a link with this winner !
yeah, um not really a fan of the hospital ones the last couple of days.
For some reason this doesn´t look clean
ummmm, they are really smurfs with masks on~
I thought they were there for Dad’s colonoscopy
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