Saturday, October 28, 2006

I am NOT a Doctor

Well there ya have it folks. In case there was any doubt, I am officially out of the closet: I am NOT a doctor (yet at least). And that was a fact I was reminded of today.

I was talking to an idiot person today. And while yesterday you had the unique opportunity to go into my thoughts, I promised return visits another boring entry, and here you have it. Today you have a unique opportunity to listen in on a conversation I had. And while many PWDs have shared my thoughts, unfortunately, many PWDs have also shared a conversation along these lines.

Apparently Non-Idiot Other Person: "My friend has type 1 and doesn't have to take insulin."
Me: "Your friend must not have type 1 then."
ANIOP: "Yeah he does. The insulin made him sick. So he stopped and went on a diet"
Me: "Your friend has type 2 otherwise he would be dead."
ANIOP: "Nope, been doing it for 5 years."
Me: "There is no way your friend has type 1 diabetes"
ANIOP: "How would you know?!?"
Me: "Insulin is vital to life. In type 1 diabetes the pancreas ceases making insulin, therefore injected insulin is necessary for life."
ANIOP: "I know that"
Me: "Then what's your reasoning to how said friend can survive?"
ANIOP: "His doctor said he could"
Me: "Right..."
ANIOP: "Well he went to school and you didn't. You're NOT a doctor!"

Well there you have it folks. I'm not a doctor, apparently I just know more than some doctors. Either that, or this person just understood what the doctor said as well as he understood what I said.

Legal Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, I just play one online.


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David said...

Megan, I'm not a violent person. That said, how you didn't reach out and strangle that person is beyond me. SIMPLY MADDENING!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Ug! I think I woulda smacked him/her too.

BUT - on the bright side, now you know better than to engage this person on any important matters...

Johnboy said...

You sure seem have some interesting conversations. LOL

Kerri. said...

That was frustrating to read ... I can't imagine how frustrating it was to actually have that conversation!

You play a great doctor online, by the way. :)

BetterCell said...

Stupidity should be washed off on a daily basis and avoided like the muddy morass it is. There is too much of it!!

Kelsey said...

People's stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

I'm impressed by your self-restraint!

MileMasterSarah said...

lol, this is fabulous!