It was really so pathetic. Making the cowboy take of his boots and his Stetson was just going too far.
Good thing he was mostly nekkid or he might have put up a fight.
For years, I've been saying that's EXACTLY why they make you wear those gowns. They make you feel so weak and embarrassed that you're likely to remain passive, no matter how infuriating they are. Probably explains why doctors always talk to you with a nurse or other medical attendant standing by...it's two against one. Just in case you throw a punch. (Yeah, yeah, I've heard the bit about legal liability, but I'd be more frightened of a hard right to the jaw.)
Thanks for giving me a good scare, Dys. I'd better go take a blood pressure pill myself now. May I assume they sent you home with a prescription?