Mr. Wilkins, an elderly gentleman was reading his recovery-room record at the hospital where he was admitted.
When the doctor arrived for the routine check-up, Mr. Wilkins seemed to be quite concerned at one notation
“I know I was in a bit of a mess, but I didn’t realize I was that bad,” he said to the doctor apologetically. “I hope I didn’t offend anyone.”
He was immensely comforted when the doctor explained the acronym in question meant “Short Of Breath” and not what he thought (S.O.B.).