Starving Medical Student Foundation

       As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I thought I’d tell you about the Starving Medical Student Foundation.  (SMSF)  It has been funded exclusively by Dr. Tommy Bibey for many years.

        There is only one hitch to it.  On Friday, the student must eat at Chang’s Chinese.  I’ve had lunch at Chang’s every Friday, at least if in town (which is usually) and if there is not a life threatening emergency (there usually is not) for the last twenty years.  It is so predictable that when my daughter used to come home from college if it was after 12:30 she didn’t bother to stop at the office, but went straight to Chang’s.

        The SMSF has worked out fine.  Most of the students in debt up to their ears, and welcome a free meal almost as much as a hobo.  And Dr. B gets to choose the venue- they have no choice in that matter.  I get in some great conversations with bright young people I normally would have little access to.  I understand they even text message that for an old guy, Bibey is pretty cool, which is all the reward I need.

        So, we’re off to Chang’s.  Talk to you later.

Dr. B

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6 Comments on “Starving Medical Student Foundation”

  1. Cindy Carter Says:

    OOH! Chinese food. Some of my favorite times with my sister were spent at a Chinese restaurant that had a buffet. She would call and ask if I wanted some “kitty knees”. You can tanslate that to Cantonese or take it literally. We used to joke about cats and Chinese. Regardless, we would spend hours over our meal talking. When the niece came along, we inducted her into the society. She was just an infant.

    Cashew chicken is my favorite.

  2. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Cindy,

    Next to country cooking, Chinese is about the best there is to me.

    Dr. B

  3. pandemonic Says:

    Wow! Great idea.

    From the vantage of the college student, it’s appreciated. I was telling my daughter just yesterday that she could be a little more creative about gaining free lunches, now that she’s a college student. I’m not nearly as cute as she is, and I managed to get invited to lunches and receptions on a regular basis. My son also doesn’t buy much food during recital season. :-)

  4. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Pande,

    Sometimes I feel like I’m trading food for an inside look at the perspective of young folks. I think I am getting the better end of the bargin.

    I guess it keeps me somewhat young. If it weren’t for the gray hair, I might be able to fool myself.

    Dr. B

  5. pandemonic Says:

    There’s always a colorist at your local salon, Dr. B! :-)

  6. drtombibey Says:

    Ms. Pande,

    It has been that way so long, no one would recognize me.

    Dr. B


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