One of my patients in clinic today appeared rather confused so I decided to perform a mental status exam on her...
Medical Student: Okay, can you spell world backwards?
Medical Student: You don't want to try?
Patient: Why would I do that?
Medical Student: Okay. um, I'd like you to take this pen and draw a picture of a clock face showing ten past eleven.
Patient: Fine. (starts drawing) There. (shows me picture of a circle with 11:10 written inside of it)
Medical Student: What's that?
Patient: It's a digital clock.
Medical Student: You win. I don't care if you think the president is Woodrow Wilson.