Time now for a trivia question regarding bandages.
Let me extricate it here from its paper prison. And the question. What is the fear of doctors
called? This is multiple choice, inverse alphabetical order. Is that Sciaphobia, Nephaphobia, Iatraphobia
or blenophobia? Now the prize, the only prize for the correct answer is ONE pat on the back
that you’ll have to administer yourself. Which is a heck of a lot better than a SLAP on the
belly with a wet trout! Now, what is your answer on that? Sciaphobia? No. It’s Iatraphobia.
For the record Sciaphobia, the fear of shadows, Nephaphobia, the fear of clouds and Blenophobia,
the fear of slime. Just in case you’re ever on that millionaire show or jeopardy. Now
we have a recent study from England, that indicates that some individuals are actually
addicted to wearing bandages. These are often cases of individuals who had some surgical
procedure or serious injury where bandages were applied. And they’ve now become addicted
to wearing them. In one case a woman was wearing them for twenty-two consecutive years. Now
it isn’t a problem. Bandages aren’t that expensive. However a few individuals apparently have
been sneaking into hospitals to get high quality bandages for their addiction. Now you might
ask. How would you know if someone has a bandage addiction? Well perhaps you might see them
walking down the street with a bandage on their nose. And perhaps, if I can get this
off, just to give you an idea of how you’d know if someone has a bandage addiction. So
you see someone walking down the street, like this. Suspect strongly that that individual
is addicted to wearing bandages. Yes!