Friday, July 3, 2009

My husband is so freaking hot.

An hour or two ago, Mr. Darling and I were at the grocery store. We were standing in one of the checkout lines, getting ready to pay for our groceries, when I noticed a crowd of people. "Mr. Darling," I said, "there's a woman lying on the floor!

Very calmly, Mr. Darling handed me the groceries he was holding, and walked quickly over to the crowd of people. He introduced himself to a store manager who was standing by the woman, and said "Hi, I'm Dr. Darling. Can you tell me what happened here? Has anyone called 911?" Then, he was on one knee by the woman, holding her head in one hand and checking her pulse with the other while he instructed a woman who introduced herself as a nurse to open the woman's purse and look for ID and any medications. She passed him some prescription bottles, which he looked at quickly and then said, "Ok, she's on (name of some medication which is apparently used to treat seizures); she's had a seizure." He continued kneeling there, talking to the woman and assessing her vitals, while I shook so hard that I almost dropped the groceries.

Everything about it was just so... sexy! (Well, I mean, not the fact that the woman had a seizure. That was unfortunate. But she came out of it relatively quickly and refused to get in the ambulance, so she seemed ok.) It's just that Dr. Darling is so calm and in control and... hot! Despite not being involved in the situation in any way, I was shaking in my flip flops, while Dr. D acted as if finding a woman lying on the floor while shopping was an everyday occurrence.

After the ambulance arrived, Mr. Darling and I left. The store managers and the paramedics all thanked him profusely for stopping to help, and I felt so proud of him that I was genuinely concerned that I might explode. In the car, I just stared at him like he was some kind of super hero. I kept saying, "I think I'm slightly in awe of you" and "You're so hot." I just love that he is so calm and in control. He's the complete opposite of me.

(If you're ever in an emergency and have to choose between having either me or a wild pigeon there to help you, choose the pigeon, because at least maybe you could tie a note to the pigeon's leg so that it could bring someone helpful to you. I'm terrible in emergencies. I think it's genetic, because my sister is also awful in emergencies. Once, when my sister had guests over for dinner, her toaster oven caught on fire, and instead of using the fire extinguisher that was literally three feet away, she ran all over the whole house yelling that there was a fire. Luckily, her sister-in-law put out the flames before the entire kitchen went up in smoke. It's for the sake of people like us that grade-school students are made to practice the "stop, drop and roll" technique in case they ever catch on fire. Because I guarantee that, were I ever to find myself on fire, my first instinct would be to run screaming through a field of hay or something.)

Anyway, I got to see my doctor in action today, and it was amazing. If you ever have an emergency near us, you're in good hands - Dr. Darling can save your life, while I look around to see if there's a pigeon handy.

46 comments:

SkylersDad said...

Hey! First!!

My wife and I are a good match because I am real cool as the emergency is happening and she freaks out. Then she gets herself together in time for me to realize the severity and start to get freaked.

Practically Perfect... said...

That's so cool :-) Once I was driving with my dad (an MD) and a guy wiped out his motorcycle right in front of us. I was 3 months shy of getting my BSN, and it just felt really good to be able to be there and to have the training to help people. I looked at my dad in awe that day, too!

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

I think his training as a Dr. must have also helped, to stay calm, not to panic and to think clearly.

Very hot.

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

Oh.. and I'm going to commission a pigeon just in case.

The Hollywood Memoirs said...

My hubby and I have opposite characteristics as well; he refers to us as "two halves of the same ass."

yellaalley95 said...

Ohh, very cool! Like in the movies when the super hot, super calm doctor saves the day while everyone else crowds around panicking...I would LOVE to see him in action!

Happy 4th of july!

J.J. in L.A. said...

My sister is a Nurse Practitioner and my b-i-l is a Dr. They're both so calm in emergencies that I want to give them each an Upper. lol!

Auntie Em said...

I am afraid I have to agree with you, that is incredibly hot. Luckily, in an emergency I am semi calm and collected its after all is said and done that I freak out.

helcar13 said...

that would be amazing to be able to see, and DEFINATLY amazing to be able to do. you're so lucky to have DR. darling!

have a nice 4th!

Girl On A Journey said...

I would have jumpped up and down and said "that's my hubs!!" but then again that may have distracted him from saving the woman's life...

Tranquility said...

YAY for Dr. Darling!! :)

JenJen said...

What a good man! You must be so proud!

Thomas said...

Hah! Funny when 'sexy' feelings come up in weird places, isn't it?

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

You're right - he is hot! You have your own hero :)

Rachel said...

That is definitely cool... I am also that person who freaks out instead of being constructive, so I know how you feel! Lucky gal you are! ;)

The Sign Lady said...

Sizzling hot, I tell ya!

I'm one of those who retain their cool until the emergency situation is over. Then I have to sit down with my head between my knees and fight off the urge to throw up.

Tabatha said...

I've been on fire. And instead of stopping, dropping, and rolling, I ran through the two stories of my house (from the front porch where I caught on fire) to the only bathtub in the place to use that faucet to run water over my burning head. I passed four sinks, two toilets, one shower, and one garden hose to do so.

I was already considering making this story my next TAT, but now I think I HAVE to. :)

Katherine said...

Very cool of Dr. D. I have to say, even though Dr. D and I are in the same place in our training, I'm not sure I would have been that cool and calm. Maybe I would have, and just haven't had the chance to find out. After all, women are having seizures in our grocery store. But I'm sure I wouldn't be hot.

.::L said...

hell yeah! something about seeing your man doing the thing that he's best at...

as in my case...


the guitar <3

Megan said...

Wow, that's very cool!! So glad he was there and able to help out! =)

Call Me Cate said...

This post is awesome. I, too, am less useful than a pigeon in emergencies. I tend to go straight for the anxiety attack and throw up. Not helpful at all. At least you managed to hold the groceries without puking!

Being in awe of your spouse is an amazing feeling. And, yes, totally hot.

Hannah said...

Oh, I totally get you on the strong, calm man = attractive front. I am useless in emergencies, I totally freak out, whereas Mr. J stays calm even if he is freaking out on the inside because he knows freaking out visibly helps nobody. I bypass logic, and flaunt the freakout.

Jantastic said...

Wow that's intense. I just learned CPR and I'm still thinking if someone actually was unconscious and not breathing I'd be too panicky to remember how, but my good friend Alec is so hard core about it like its second nature to him. I'd trust him (and Mr. Darling) with my life for sure.

wendy said...

Wow...I think he's hot and I've never met him. That's way cool.

Incidentally, I think my dh would have done the same, although he's not officially medically trained. He's very cool under pressure, which I adore.

Georgie K. Buttons said...

My sister freaks out in emergencies. We had a similar experience to the toaster, only it was the microwave and an aluminum cream cheese wrapper. Poof! Melted cream cheese, burnt paper, smoke alarm going off; said sister started screaming "Oh my gosh, fire! Fire! Fire! Help!" and was hopping up in down in one place. I could barely put it out, I was laughing so hard.

I know what you mean about watching someone doing their work and thinking they look totally hot. It's fun, isn't it? :)

Snarky A. said...

Kudos to Mr. Darling. And kudos to your for the hot husband! :)

Married to a med student - Marissa Nicole said...

Ha ha I was the same way (crazy excited on Tuesday) and while my husband didn't start residency he started fourth year of medical school. I was so excited for him to start our FINAL year of acquiring student debt! Woo hoo! Hope the job search is going well.

P.S. I have the same background but I can't figure out how to make mine wider like yours (I like mine wide for pictures)- Any pointers on how to change the html?

Married to a med student - Marissa Nicole said...

Oops I totally commented on the wrong post - but hopefully you figured that out! Hope the job search is going well!

momokopeaches said...

Well he's a real hottie! To be able to keep cool in such situation!

I used to fantasize marrying doc some day since I was a sickly child and I thought all docs are cool and they save lives!

As life would have it...no doc hubby got me. I married a banker...

Enjoyed reading your blog! ( at least I know what life of a doc's wife is...)

Mrs4444 said...

You're so funny. I laughed out loud about the last part, because I am the same way. If you fell and broke your neck in front of me, I might call 911 (if I could stop laughing).

That's awesome that your husband was there to help. I know what you mean about the "hot" thing, as Mr4444 is pretty handy in emergencies, too.

simple girl said...

That is awesome when you get to see your man in action. Mr. Simple is an aerospace engineer and when he brings his work home, I literally stare in awe while he works all those complicated formulas and figures. It's amazing to me that he is so smart!!

JenJen said...

Tova...
Thank you for making me laugh. I put an award on my blog for you to pick up. I don't know if I'm doing it right...

Jen

Carrie said...

Tova, I'm going to have to stop reading your blogs at work. I laugh too much. ;)

Hooray! for the heroics of Dr. Darling though. I'd imagine that was quite a bit of fun to watch.

.::L said...

PS I have an awesome TAT for this week but I'm going to have to go incognito to share it... but i for sure have a new regular Monday blog:

http://writethewords.blogspot.com/2009/07/fantasy-meal-monday.html


Fantasy Meal Monday :)

Gertrude Groggins - said...

That is AWESOME!!!
My husband's problem solving abilities are one of the main reasons I find him smokin hot, too. Mind you he's no doctor, but it's still super hot to have him calm me down AND solve what I think is a major problem in one simple sentence.

Raine said...

Your own superhero!! How dreamy!!

20something said...

I'm falling out of my office chair laughing about the thought of you in an emergency. I'm also picturing a pigeon. Hmm...Atleast the person would die laughing...?

Janet said...

Tova, I don't usually comment love, but I had to. I laughed so hard during your entire post that I spit out the apple juice I was drinking.

I think I heart Mr. Darling, too. I envision him looking a little like Patrick Dempsey, except 10 years younger and with blonde hair. He's yours, I know, I know, but a girl can dream, cant she? ;)

♥,
Janet

champagne dreams and strawberry surprise said...

very hot indeed! You're lucky.... :D I think i had a slightly similar experience while watching an ex change a flat... hehe

Diane J. said...

Awww, what a guy! I'm a fruit in emergencies. I don't why, but my first thought is "We need water!" Seizure? We need water! Vehicle accident? We need water!Drowning? We need water. But, I know that some day, someone will need water and that will be the day I forget to yell, "We need water!" Here pigeon, pigeon, pigeon.

steph anne said...

Your husband is a hero! :) If my husband did anything like that I'd definitely feel the same way.

Simply said.... heroes = HOT!

Writer / Multimedia Designer said...

I know the feeling!! Im terrible at emergencies too! I just get so nervous, and I always happen to be around one...
Love your blog!

http://ninastheories.blogspot.com/

Jules said...

That is hot... I secretly love it when people pass out in church so I can watch Dr.D get all doctor-y. Did I just say that?

Yvonne Todd said...

Love that you are so in love with your husband! Also loved your post on pole dancing. Both blogs encouraged me to greater adventures!
Yvonne
http://blueseehorse.blogspot.com/

aik said...

if this happen to me when i am around i would just maybe stand there and look stoned. good for you(i envy you!!! and i hate to tell you that) this is what you get when you stand by your man as he gets to be a doctor and when he is finally a doctor you just turn into a hot doctor's wife (peace just kidding... but maybe not) LOL

Emily said...

Wow- that sounds breath-taking! I can just imagine the whole thing taking place while you stood there thinking- yes yes, that's my man.... Congratulations on such a catch! -e

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