Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Strange Compliments (I think)

Dr. Grumpy: "Who referred you to me?"

Mr. Spiz: "Well, I asked Dr. Dipchit about you, but he told me not to, because he thought you were incompetent and stupid. But I personally thought Dr. Dipchit was an idiot, and didn't know what he was doing, so I figured he wouldn't know a good neurologist if one bit him on the ass. So since he didn't recommend you, I decided that was a good reason to come here."

22 comments:

The Redheaded Pharmacist said...

In a weird way this patient's logic actually makes sense. Scary isn't it?

TRP

Anonymous said...

The next time you run into this perso giving you a bad name do you get to punch him?

Happy Vegemite said...

Sounds like sound reasoning to me.

Dani said...

Haha... sounds like a good enough reason to me :)

Taking Heart said...

I would've done the same thing.

terri c said...

AWESOME. Definitely a compliment!

Anonymous said...

Really, that's pretty good logic.

The Good Cook said...

Makes perfect sense to me. It's the George Castanza reason for choosing a doctor!

Marco said...

His reasoning is probably like the old saying, 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.'

Dana said...

I have to say that I have occasionally picked a doctor or two based solely on the fact that someone in my family thought he was stupid and not a very good doctor.

But see, I know that THOSE family members are, in fact, idiots. So if they hated him, I would give him a try to make up my own mind. Sometimes it is the best way to find a doctor.

I found out the reason why members of my family hate certain doctors. Apparently, doctors want you to take personal responsibility for your actions and health issues. So instead of giving them a magic pill (and I know you doctors are holding out on me when it come to the magic pill), they tell them what they need to change in their lives to be better. Apparently, that makes the doctor an idiot.

pharmacy chick said...

Kinda like when people come to me and say something to the effect: "ive been everywhere ELSE in town looking for this drug and finally decided to try YOU". Uh thanks..I think.

Anonymous said...

yeah, this actually makes perfect sense. the enemy of my enemy is my friend, or whatever.

Anonymous said...

OMG. That's awesome. As someone who nearly got done in by a doctor or two who missed something (mostly because they didn't like me and wrote me off as a patient I think), I think this patient makes a lot of sense.

I should try that next time.

Lipstick said...

LOL Dr. G...I think that would be a compliment. Especially since we all know that Dr. Dipchit is well a dip$hit (isn't he the idiot in your building?). I bet the pt will go around telling everyone that Dr. Dipchit is an idiot too.

ERP said...

Now, you need to type up one of those nauseatingly polite "Thank you for the courtesy of the consult of Mr So and So" letter and send it to Dr Toolbag.

Cogitator said...

At least it was straightforward and apparently honest :)

DreamingTree said...

LOL - the only thing better than the patient's brilliant logic (and I do mean brilliant) is ERP's suggestion. I would love to see Dipchit's face as he read it.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Oh, I DID send him a "thank you for this consult" letter.

Matt M said...

That was naughty.

The Mother said...

Ringing endorsements are grand.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of the old riddle about the town with two barbers. similar logic there.

Sheryl said...

This is exactly how I determine if something my mother has mentioned is something I'd like.

Did she hate it?
I'll love it.

Did she like it?
I'll hate it.

this formula has not failed me so far.

 
Locations of visitors to this page