Friday, January 11, 2008
It's 4:40 on a Friday afternoon and I am drinking champagne = I PASSED MY BOARDS!
Finally, the stinking American Board of Pediatrics sent me my scores and I passed (thankfully). After answering questions like, "What happens when you give a baby Coffeemate to drink instead of formula?" and "How do you kill a bug in a kid's ear canal?" and "What is the national anthem of Uzbekistan?" and "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?", the wait is over. (By the way, the first two questions were actually real ones.)
The drama was that we were supposed to notified by email and the website crashed on the morning the emails were sent. As a result, they sent a panic wave of anxiety and trepidation across the country because some IT guy couldn't anticipate the fact that *maybe* everyone might want to actually check their scores on the day they were released. You with the Star Trek figurines on your desk and a certified replica of the "one ring that rules them all" from Lord of the Rings! Stop playing the original version of Frogger on your computer and fix the stinkin' server!
The same thing happened when we were to sign up for the boards last year. I think for the $1400+ that we plunk down, they should get a server that works. Just a thought for next year. But who cares! No more boards for 7 whole years. I love it! I am certified. Board-certified.