If they had to, they could tolerate much more pain. 2: maybe it would be useful if it was on their back, but even so, there"s no pressure or temperature. Current: these answers will differ by time and place, worst place: doctor"s office. Far removed from the patient"s actual life. Patient will interpret the question as right here and right now. They might be distracted or annoyed because of commute. 3: not clear what the right answer is, and what they should be reporting, pegs, no pain: easy to understand, worst possible pain is sometimes worst pain imaginable. Internal noxious stimuli, they often claim that it is more unpleasant than. Not really that painful but just a really bad experience: gracely scale. Doesn"t have a peg at the end. A lot of room before you get up the high parts which are all intense: the problem with ratings, most common rating on a 0-10 scale is an 11.