Safavid lacquer work illustrating a physician taking the pulse of a patient. From a 17th century copy of Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine. Wellcome Library, London.
Now, I’m your teacher, and you don’t have to like me, but you should respect me. I’d ask that you don’t insult me.
At least not to my face. -clears throat-
…have your parents ever had you see a doctor?
Well aren’t you somber. I’m afraid it’s not obvious, son. Do you know you’re talking in third person? -quirks an eyebrow-