I am not running, biking or swimming today because I am being a pussy and letting this illness run its course. So let me be annoying and share something non-fitness related with you because I think it is a fascinating topic:
I went to the urologist recently (in support of a family member). Having not spent any time with a urologist, I wasn't quite sure what they did. I knew it had something to do with urine (or that was my guess because I'm pretty good at looking at words and breaking them up to find their meanings).
Sitting in the waiting room and seeing all the pamphlets on Viagra and erectile dysfunction, I quickly realized that the urologist must cover all kinds of issues from the waist down. Not, however, to be confused with the gynecologist or proctologist in any way.
After I had read every "Martha Stewart" and "Country Living" magazine in the waiting room (I skipped the edition of "You and Your Urine") I started looking around. I realized that there are two doctors in the practice. One of the doctor's name was Dr. Weiner. No shit. And not the same Weiner who just resigned for using his wiener inappropriately.
This got me to thinking: does your name have anything to do with your destiny?
These are real:
Chiropractor: Dr. McCracken
Dentist: Dr. Molar
G.I. Doc: Dr. Butt
Orthopedist: Dr. Bonz
Driver's Ed Teacher: Mr. Carr
Hearing Aid Doc: Dr. Silence
Urologist: Dr. Cockburn
Cockburn??? Are you kidding me?
Do you think if you are born with a name like, let's say, Lester Vachina, are you more likely to become a gynecologist than the average person? If kids ridiculed you for fifteen years about your name being so close to the word vagina, is there something subconscious that would cause a person to gravitate towards a profession having to do with female genitalia? Just curious. Someone should do a research project. I think I'm onto something big.
Ever met anyone whose name correlated to their profession or personality? How does Beth Shart sound?
Update and funniest thing ever! A reader, Michelle, just commented about a gynecologist back east named Harry Beaver. I did not believe her. But, Google tells me he is alive and well and practicing in Fairfax, VA.