The other day, I was talking to my main contract point of contact and found out his ten-year-old son is going in for an MRI. As we were talking about it, I told him about how I recently went in for one and that it is not as bad as it seems. Yes, it is enclosed in a small area. Yes, you have to lay motionless for a while. And yes, it is actually quite loud in the machine. However, it sounds like a video game! And that is when it happened.
It sounds like a video game, but it sounds like an old 80’s video game. This kid would have no idea what I am talking about when I say it sounds like Pac-man or Q-bert. To this kid, video games are like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. And a ten-year-old crammed into and MRI thinking he might hear gunfire probably wouldn’t calm him down.
So, maybe telling a ten-year-old that it sounds like a video game isn’t appropriate anymore. Going to have to come up with a new description.