Just to be clear, this post is all in good jest, and Megan approved me to share this tidbit of information about her. Though, also, for real, I need to remember this key detail, and I’d love to hear your suggestions!
My girlfriend, Megan, doesn’t have a gall bladder.
Fortunately, the gallbladder one of those organs that doesn’t play a major role in daily life. Yet it still comes up from time to time. For example, someone might offer Megan a tasty deep-fried dish–the type of food that doesn’t sit well for those without gallbladders–and I’ll nudge her and say, “I bet you wish you had an appendix right now, eh?”
That’s not a typo. Rather, that’s the problem. For some reason, even though I know Megan is missing a non-essential organ, I have a really hard time remembering exactly which organ it is. My guesses typically include appendix, liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, lung, ear, nose, and–when I’m feeling lucky–the correct answer, gallbladder.
It’s become somewhat of a running joke that I can’t remember the correct organ, and the joke often ends with Megan pointing out that a day may come when a medical emergency might actually require me to tell doctors that she’s missing a gallbladder (and not some other organ that could prove disastrous).
That’s where you come in. Yes, you’re a part of this now.
I need a way to remember in a critical moment that Megan is missing a gallbladder. A mnemonic device, perhaps, or a riddle, visual, or silly dance. Anything will do. It will be particularly helpful if it helps me remember not only that gallbladder IS missing, but also that the other organs are NOT missing.
What do you suggest?