“An apple a day wouldn’t work (to keep the doctor away) since you’re already a doctor, so here’s a Banana!” read the message I wrote on 1 side of an index card a couple hours before meeting my all-time favorite physician, otherwise known as “Dr. Yanik the Great,” yesterday afternoon at U of M Hospital . . . No, I’m kidding about that last part, but he sure is great!
So, the card was attached to the stem of a banana, as a thank you for a signature I needed from him. The funny part is, Dr. Yanik said something like, “We’re not supposed to accept gifts from patients, so I’m going to document receiving this banana.”
I never in a million years thought that the banana would take on such significance!