Not verbatim, but close.
Urologist: "So ...Your pain was a 16?"
Me: "What? No.? I had a 5/6. Did I say SIXTEEN?"
"You said 16."
"Oh. Not intentionally - I know better than to do that because I know medical people don't like it when patients do that."
I could almost feel him grinning over the phone. :)
Sixteen. An even number, but an oddly exaggerated number had I really meant to use it. Everyone knows any dramatic pain scale exaggeration begins with a 50 ...at least.. Besides if I were gonna exaggerate last night ...it was 110. Just saying. ;)