Introductions at a party:
Friend: "This is X, she's a diabetes educator"
"This is Jane, she has diabetes"
Diabetes Educator: "Type I, I hope"
Type I, I hope! What the heck does that mean? Did she mean a lifetime of insulin shots is preferable to pills? Or does she think that Type II diabetes is just a result of poor lifestyle choices?
Of course what I should have replied was "Diabetes educator? Medical doctor, I hope". But I'm not that obnoxious.