Patient: How much levodopa am I taking? I heard you shouldn’t take more than 4 grams a day.
Me: Grams? No, definitely you aren’t there. You’re taking…[mental math] 800 mg a day.
Patient: How much is that in grams?
Me: 0.8 grams. It’s a thousand to one.
Patient: 0.8? That’s almost nothing! What about ounces? I can’t do this metric thing, it’s too hard.
[Yes, I’m alive! And thriving in fellowship. Boards tomorrow, though. Eep!]