She felt the touch of cold metal, and then the unyielding inflexibility of a blunt steel speculum sliding into her. With a single quick motion, she tore the paper gown open, exposing Eileen completely. A mosquito stops sucking when you smack it. She is prepared for the slow pace, the small-town politics and the feeling that everyone knows her business. The best examples I can think of are hard candies, suckers, and some popsicles.