Did he use "SOB" to mean shortness of breath? Yes! And Jerry responded, "How dare you, YOU'RE the son of a..." Basically.
Something a friend of mine did just post surgery, while still out of his mind on the meds. He doesn't actually remember it, which is why I'm glad I'm there to remind him. I just have to share it here.
One of his doctors had noted on his chart that 'patient is a little s.o.b'
What does my genius friend do in response? He writes 'well **** you too' underneath it, and then spent the next few days dying of embarrassment when someone gently points out to him that it stands for short of breath. Heavy duty painkillers are a wonderful thing.
This is from the same site I got "Overturned turnovers Part II," and I'd taken screenshots of stories I wanted to turn into puzzles from there, but I lost the folder of screenshots when my laptop crashed. Time to hunt them down again...
(Nice job Jackie for the solve and Grip for plenty of tenacity.)