My annual physical, the nurse starts with certain basics. How
much do you weigh?” she asks. “125,” I say. The nurse puts me on the scale. It turns out my weight is 160.
She asks, “Your height?” “5 foot 8,” I say. I only measure 5′ 5″.
She checks my blood pressure and tells me it is very high. “Of course it’s high!” I scream, “I’m upset! When I came in here I was tall and slender! Now I’m short and fat!” They put me on Prozac.