No parent in their right mind will admit they have a favorite child.
But kids know. The boy says I favor his sister because the second something breaks, somebody cries or the dog barks, I always holler his name first. He gets punished more severely because he’s older, he’s bigger … he was there.
The girl says I favor her brother because – everybody knows Chinese favor their sons.
“You’re different,” I say. “I love you equally.”
But for what I do in primary care, I admit that I have my favorites, absolutely. Among the screening tests, an 80-year-old test for cervical cancer, developed by a Greek immigrant Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou, better known as the “Pap smear,” is it.