She keeps calling her, hilariously named, Paediatrician “Dr Wiener” on a nifty, and very retro, flip phone.
Man how privileged are you to have a doctors PERSONAL phone number?!
Speaking of privilege… I lost track of how many times we’ve messaged our own doctor friend (Dr Phalange) over every minor ailment our kids have. Like Ross I am prone to spout off on things I know very little about. At least Ross has some experience in parenting! And I suppose is technically a doctor… And yet Rachel will not listen to him.
After his behaviour in the Paediatricians office, perhaps it’s wise not to trust him when it comes to kids….
We found out he’s secretly still going to see his Paediatrician. Complete with free lolly pop!
He even met a nice woman there! Till he freaked her out by trying to hide the fact it was him seeing the doctor by stealing a kid. And then yelling at them all.
What will that kooky guy do next?
“The One Where the Americans Spell Paediatrician Wrong”
After agreeing to take the job in Tulsa, Chandler and Monica have a bit of a dramatic choice! And things get even more tricky when Monica also gets offered a sweet new job. Man, they’re lucky they don’t have kids… imagine trying to sort this out then? I don’t think they’d both be able to take the jobs. And I think we all know which one would end up missing out…
In the end, being child free, they decide to go for it, and risk their marriage with Chandler working four days a week in Tulsa and Monica staying in Manhattan.
I’m not sure I consider this as big of a deal as they do? Maybe because I’m used to going round by myself. (If anything, I’m deeply jealous of the many childfree members of my current team who regularly fly round the globe for work). I feel like a few of my other friends have had an arrangement like this at some point. Though you wouldn’t want it to become the norm.
Yet, everyone acts like this is the end of the world, turning up to see him off on the first day!
Guys. He’s only going for four days. Though I guess when you shirk off work so much to hang out in a coffee shop this probably is a bit of a bigger deal…
But life goes on. Joey and Phoebe decide to set each other up on a double date! I’m not sure I’ve ever done a double date… Am I missing out? I suppose we’ve hung out as a married couple with another pair at times. But I’m not sure that’s the same.
We talk about doing this a lot more than we do it. Given how hard it now is to arrange a date (due to childcare) AND how difficult it is to arrange seeing my friends, I can’t imagine ever making the stars align on this one.
Joey and Phoebe barely even make it work, after he forgets to find someone, searching through his (again) rather retro little black book.
In the end he gets a guy who looks like a shockingly young Paul Rudd! (AT LAST…)
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
I did actually manage to see a large amount of UK friends today!
A bunch of us took the kids to a castle as David the Science Guy is in town. I’d like to say it was great to catch up. But spent most of the time trying to stop my kids being attacked by a goose.
The problem with eighteen month olds is they run round like nutters and have no fear. Which isn’t terrible when both parents are there. Or when you’re at home. But is a little difficult when you’re in a place with a bunch of wild animals running round, lots of muddy puddles, and an open fire pit.
I’m also the only one with two running round (with the exception of Dr Phalanges, older, kids).
It was frustrating seeing my mates coping better with their outnumbered opponents. Though I did wonder if theirs were simply better behaved…
In the end I decided to leave nothing to chance, pulled a Ross, and stole one of the better behaved ones. Leaving mine to the Geese.