Patient replied, "I manage an Apple store in Georgetown."
I enthusiastically responded, "That's fantastic! I love apples. They are so delicious!"
His response was to give me a look of bewilderment.
In that brief awkward moment, I relieved that this was not the manager of the quaint, country orchard I had somehow been picturing. This was the manager of the world's most popular brand of electronics.
"Oh, you work for the Apple computer store. I love those too!"
Then he just chuckled and we went on with the exam.
It is the simple joys that keep me going.