My first was a cute young woman who manned the check out counter at the diner where I ate breakfast every morning. We hit it off the first day she came to work, and there was some definite attraction on both sides. One morning, I noticed she looked flushed, and seemed ill. When I checked out, I asked if she wasn't feeling well. She said she had been up all night, with a headache and unable to sleep. I leaned over the counter and touched her forehead: she was burning up! I asked her to come up to my office on her break, to take her temperature, and she agreed. The diner was in the basement of our building, so I gave her my office number and she wrote it on scrap of paper. I had no idea if she would show up, but a couple of hours later, our receptionist called to say Miss Williams was here to see me. I didn't know her last name, so I went to the front desk to see who it was. It was the cashier from the diner. I escorted her to my office, and she sat down. We talked a little bit about her symptoms, and I told her we should take her temperature. She agreed, so I asked if she had drank anything in the last hour. She said she had been drinking iced tea; so I told her we could not get a good temperature orally. She asked how we could take her temperature, and I said if she was not too embarrassed, I would take it rectally. She stammered a mumbled, "I guess if it's the only way." I pulled my thermometer out of my desk. I had one at the office because I had a bout of flu a while back, and was monitoring my temp, orally. It was not actually a rectal thermometer. I asked her to pull down her pants and panties, and lay across my lap. Using a chapstick, I lubed the thermometer, and rubbed the stick across her anus. I carefully inserted the thermometer, held it in her anus for four minutes, and read it. She had a fever of 103. I told her to go back to work, and tell her boss she was sick, and to go immediately to the doctor.
She left, and I didn't see her for almost two weeks. When she returned to work, she thanked me over and over. It turned out to be the beginnings of meningitis, and that RT may have saved her life. We remained friends for several years, until I changed jobs and left the building. We never became closer than casual friends.