Ever since I was little I’ve been somewhat apprehensive whenever I have to give a sample at checkups. The reason being that one time when I was a kid I didn’t hear any specific instructions about what to do with it and ended up bringing it back to the office of the doctor instead of leaving it in the bathroom. My mom immediately told me that I wasn’t supposed to bring it back.

The doctor’s office I went to this time had this really cool yet simple thing which I had never seen before. The bathroom had this two-way cubby where the person in the bathroom could put the sample, then someone on the outside could open the door there and retrieve it. Apparently this is a common thing in Japan, but I had never seen one before. I feel kind of silly, but that was probably the most interesting part of going to the doctor for my physical.

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