June 17, 2007
If you read this blog regularly, you probably know that my husband is a chiropractic student. He's only six months away from graduation and in desperate need of patients. You see, Jared needs to recruit a certain number of patients and perform a certain number of adjustments in order to graduate on time. More importantly, Jared needs to graduate on time in order to stay married to his lovely wife. Consequently, he's reached a new level of desperation.
Jared has decided to give his card to every single person with whom he makes any form of human contact--the mailman, neighbors, homeless folks, the staff of 7-11--no one gets away without a business card. Since Jared is working so diligently to drum up business, I figured that I could help a bit too. So far, so good. We're totally on a roll.
I know this type of solicitation seems a bit scary, but it's actually quite simple. I just manage to turn every conversation toward spines, backs, and chiropractors. Here are a few of my successful (and questionable) conversation starters:
To my friend from church:
You have awesome looking boobs. Do they ever weigh you down and cause back pain? I hope not, but just in case they do...
To an ex-NFL player:
I know you outweigh my husband by like 200 pounds, so I think it'd be kind of funny if you let him try to adjust you...
To my close friend (on the phone):
Hey! What's up?! I'm gonna hand the phone to Jared now...
To the man I see every day at the bus stop near the park:
I like your back pack....a lot. And since we're on the topic of backs....
And to the guy at the deli:
I'll take one pound of roasted turkey. Turkeys have spines, don't they?
So I blew it with the deli guy, but believe it or not, we're starting to have quite a bit of success in the patient recruitment department. So why not help us maintain this trend? If your back hurts, I kindly request that you make an appointment with Jared. And if it doesn't hurt, we will trip you, or fight you, or find some other way to ensure a series of minor aches and pains...it's only a matter of time.
Oh, and FYI, we're running a special deal for all of our Dallas-area readers. For a limited time only, if you make an appointment with my husband, we will send you one high-resolution photo of our bare bums, via email.