I’ve got a follow-up on the dermatology story and I’ve got other stories.

There’s just a bunch of stories.

So let’s hit the theme song and get into it.

Your Daily Lex.

I forgot one part of the dermatology story because I realized when I was recording yesterday’s story about that office visit that I was coming up, I was past five minutes long.

So I was like, let me just wrap this show up and move on to the next thing.

So I didn’t get to the part where my appointment is over, I have dressed again, my one wound has been bandaged and the other wound is on top of my head.

So she’s like, yeah, I’m not going to do anything with it.

I’m just going to leave it there.


It’s time to go.

And she’s like, okay, see you, you can go.

And I have often found that doctor’s offices, they kind of let you out the exam room and they’re used to the office.

So they know where to go and they don’t think about the fact that you don’t necessarily know where to go.

Fine, whatever.

So I start walking and what I am confident is the right direction.

And then there’s a sign next to a door that says waiting room.

There’s two staff, including the person who would walk me back to my room where I made the birthday joke to there’s two staff members sitting nearby and I’m saying goodbye and thanks and I turned to open the store and they go, where are you going?

What are you, what are you doing?

I was like, well, it says waiting room.

And they’re like, oh my God, why does that sign say waiting room?

It was not the waiting room friends.

It was a room of the doctor’s office where I was not supposed to go.

Thank the Lord.

If I was in an exam room and I walked in on somebody, that’d be mortifying for everybody.

But it was instead like just a room I didn’t belong in.

And they’re like, yeah, we have no idea why that sign says we, we have to go down this way and then turn there.

So super, again, it makes no sense that there was a sign that said waiting room because it wasn’t.

If that sign had an arrow pointing in a direction, then sure, that could maybe work.

But the way it worked now is terrible and dumb.

But what was fun to me was they saw that I was gonna open that door and didn’t say anything until I started opening that door.

Because they didn’t know what to do.

They were so shocked that somebody would be going into this room where they didn’t belong.

And I can’t believe I’m the first person to ever do it.

I don’t know how long that sign’s been there, but it says it’s the waiting room.

It’s not.

I read signs.

It’s what I do.

So yeah, totally separate from that in a separate category of story.

There’s a bear on the loose where I live.

So a couple days ago, first you hear a report that there’s a bear, actually on the street where I used to live, which is maybe two streets away from where I am now.

Hey, a bear’s been seen, a bear’s been reported to have been seen in this area.

So be alert.

Then a little while later, somebody starts posting a photo of the bear that one of their house security cameras picked up.

And the township and the police are like, if you see the bear, don’t make any sudden movements.

Don’t turn your back on it and back away slowly.

Keep your pets and kids close when you’re outside.

I’ll definitely keep my kid close.

But like, I don’t think I want to keep my pet close.

Like, listen, I don’t want Cody to get eaten by a bear, full stop.

But he is not going to follow any of those rules about back away slowly and don’t make sudden movements.

He’s going to make sudden movements and freak out.

So when I was telling my kids, be aware of this and know this when you’re going out there, they were all like, we’re going to put Cody on the leash.

And I’m like, fine, but if you see the bear and Cody’s not coming, you drop the leash, right?

Like, let the dog save you.

And they did not love this plan.

But I’m like, look, if I have to pick between you and the dog, it’s close, but I pick you.

If I have to pick between me and the dog, I pick me.

I get that my dog wouldn’t necessarily love that.

But if Cody went down to save my or my kids lives, I think he’d be fine with that.

I think he would appreciate his service.

But no, he’s going to bark his head off.

And I don’t know if he would charge at the bear or what that by part really actually is a mystery to me how he would react to a bear, but he wouldn’t do the right things that I know for sure.

I mentioned on Mastodon earlier this week that I have two different movie related podcasts coming soon, which is hilarious given my reputation with watching movies or not doing so.

But one of them is a new season of not playing with Lex and Dan.

That’s going to be coming out somewhat soon, a couple of weeks.

And then there’s a brand new show whose theme song you’ve already heard on the album.

The Internet’s out by Lex Friedman available wherever you streaming music or go to Lex Friedman dot com slash internet.

But yeah, Sorkin in it, my new podcast with my pal Brian, all about the movies of Aaron Sorkin and no spoilers.

But we we have seen at least one bad one on the journey of recording this podcast.

So now, you know, anyway, I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.

And if you don’t, I hope you decide to play in one based solely on the motivation of this podcast episode.