Now here is a little note about how your weight can be jimmied around the healthy professionals.

I went for my yearly physical. The nurse starts with certain basics. How much do you weigh?” she asks. “115,” I say.

The nurse puts me on the scale. It turns out my weight is 150. The nurse asks, “Your height?”  “5 foot 8,” I say. The nurse checks and sees that I only measure 5’ 3”. She then takes my blood pressure and tells me it is very high. “Of course it’s high!” I scream. “When I came in here I was tall and slender! Now I’m short and fat!” She put me on Prozac.