Friday, October 30, 2009

Like, You Know

Okay, Grumpyites, the following quote was uttered to me by a drug rep about 5 minutes ago:

"So, Dr. Grumpy, you know, I came in because I'd like to know, you know, what you, like, know about our new product, and what your patients know about it, and, like, what you think about it, and all that stuff, like that, you know?"

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

totally.

concerned pharmacist said...

you know

Heather said...

Whoa, like I thought I was like bad! LOL

Anonymous said...

Let me guess....Rep had blonde hair.

Anonymous said...

Obviously majored in English at Valley Girl University.

KCflacpht

Anonymous said...

Another drug rep eating too many samples

Doris said...

Um...what?

>:p

Helen said...

How did you, like, respond?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Anon 11:17: Correct.

Helen: I told her I had a patient waiting and ran away, you know.

Flavius said...

Inverse correlation -
Amount of education of a drug rep vs. boob size

Direct correlation -
Hottness of a drug rep vs. likeliness MD will prescribe their drug just so they come back with more samples :)

-Flavius

Woodchuck & Hammey said...

AAAAAAHAAAAAAH! Like, you know, HIlarious with a capital HI and stuff.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

In defense on my reps, I like most of them.

Most of them are decent people, working hard to support their families, just like I work hard to support mine. They have their job and I have mine.

Unfortunately, just like with doctors, teachers, and clergymen, it only takes a few bad ones to give them all a horrible name.

HeatherLynn said...

Again...."Idiocracy" quote fits your associates to a T

Doctor: [laughs] Right, kick @ss. Well, don't want to sound like a d*ck or nothin', but, ah... it says on your chart that you're f*cked up. Ah, you talk like a f@g, and your sh*t's all retarded. What I'd do, is just like... like... you know, like, you know what I mean, like...

*sighs*....we might be doomed.

see for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8yoSAiwY18

Anonymous said...

Tenth grade speech teacher--third assignment, can't remember her name, let's say, Miss Smith, like, Dieter, on his third speech, punctuating every sentence, with 'like', 'y'know', and 'c'mon'. Like, totally, we all sat there and yelled in unison every single time, 'Yes, Dieter, you're a good guy, and WE know'. Kinda broke him of the habit, y'know. Dieter was a good guy, local chess champ, and Miss Smith was a good speech teacher. Our school's debate team always won top prize in the state, like y'know. Guess they don't teach speech in the public schools anymore.

Miss Kismet said...

Like, did you totally gag her with a spoon? Radical!

:D

little d, S.N. said...

like...totally, ya' know?

ERP said...

Did she or he just finish watching the 80's movie "Valley Girl"? Gag me with a spoon!

Mamacita_MD said...

OMFG No way ROFLMBO

The Polow Man said...

"And then could you like tell me, cause they're gonna sorta like test me on it, you know?"

danielle said...

You know, I totally like, believe that the younger generation is not going to have, you know, verbal or written skills thanks to, like, texting and all, you know.

CK Lunchbox said...

Oh, so it was Keanu Reeves dressed up as a drug rep for Halloween?

Anonymous said...

Companies don't realize that they shoot themselves in the foot when they send out sales reps who were hired for their looks rather than their brains...
Classof65

Gert said...

Proud to be a "Grumpyite"! Alternatively, I guess we could be 'Grumpy Groupies'!

Anonymous said...

Whatever. Buh-bye.

Anonymous said...

that just like made me dizzy. like omg. you know.

mm

Anonymous said...

I am a pharma sales manager - sounds like the average rep of 2009 to me.

C. said...

note to Flavius:
Why must you assume that the drug rep was female? I see no indication of the drug rep's gender in the original post.

I have known males to sound like that as well.

Dr. Grumpy:
So how bad was the headache after the drug rep left? *wry*

The Good Cook said...

So, like, did you know?

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Thank God for this post! I now know there is a career out there for my 15 year old son with the same speech impediments.

Jeni said...

I know I use a few words over and over too -like "ya know" in particular; my son is notorious for inserting "Do you know what I mean?" or "Does that make any sense to you?" in his speech so much that his sisters and I rag him frequently about this habit. But out of curiosity, I'm wondering about the age of this rep as he/she sounds like the 17-year-old in the family who peppers every sentence quite liberally with the like, like, like thing and it, quite frankly drives me a bit bonkers, if you know what I mean, ya know. Does that make any sense? ARRZGH!

 
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