Lately I finding myself doing something to clients... just because I can. It's a small thing but when I do it, I laugh to myself at how petty I am being and how... juvenile... which is probably why I laugh about it anyway.
I purposely keep my stethoscope in my ears longer than usual, specifically when the client insists on talking to me while I am ausculting the chest. It seems that putting something into my ears is code for "talk as much as you can NOW!" I guess that they think I can hear both the heart and their voice because I have those ear pieces in my ears? I have no idea.
So now I keep them in until the client finally stops talking, take them out and say, "Oh, I'm sorry, what did you just say? I couldn't hear because I had the stethoscope in my ears so I could hear your dog's heart beat." Even if I could hear them. I just lie.
I know, it's a little thing, but a little thing that makes me... giggle. :)