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    put a slight spin on someone's day,

    The definition of "put a spin on something" is "to twist a report or story to one's advantage", but in here, I can't get what it means. Mel is trying to get the meaning of a tattoo that appeared on her husband's back from the doctor who is apparently quite pleased with her coming as she is beautiful.
    Is this expression related to the husband's tattoo or her appearance?

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    Mel -As in it appeared on his back as if someone was writing it and then disappeared.
    doc- You know how to put a slight spin on someone's day, don't you?
    mel- Welcome to my world.
    doc- Is there any way he can come into my office. 'Cause then maybe it would happen again and I could do some...

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    Re: put a slight spin on someone's day,

    mel- As in it appeared on his back as if someone was writing it and then disappeared.
    doc- You know how to put a slight spin on someone's day, don't you?
    mel- Welcome to my world.
    doc- Is there any way he can come into my office. 'Cause then maybe it would happen again and I could do some...


    It's a little difficult to say just from this short dialogue, but I suggest that he means: You know how to throw someone's day slightly out of kilter by introducing something unexpected/unusual.
    This might be caused by both her appearance and her story together.

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