Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The joys of search engines

A doctor in my area died last week. Dr. Pissy and I were wondering what happened, so I typed his name into a search engine.

These were the first 3 links that came up:

1. Read the obituary for Dr. Unusualname.

2. Sign the online memorial book for Dr. Unusualname.

3. Make an appointment to see Dr. Unusualname.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

so where exactly would a consultation with Dr Unusualname be held now? :D

Anonymous said...

Great, just what the world needs, more undead doctors.

Jennifer said...

In WoW, I do play an undead holy priest...so I'm not a doctor per se, but I do heal people. (Or their characters anyway heh)

Anonymous said...

Thats one appointment that I would not want to keep.

Of course it could have been the funeral home trying out their new online viewing and visitation scheduling system.

Moose said...

Practical answer:
You went to a search engine, you didn't call 411. Search engines maintain a database of things found across the web. Of course the results are going to include information on making an appointment with a recently deceased doctor, it's not like they get some automatic update telling them to take that stuff out of the database.

Actual answer you wanted to hear:
Very funny, Doctor Smartass.

:-P

SBG23 said...

What really freaks me out is when I get Facebook reminders to "get back in touch" with people who are dead...
What freaks me out even more is when I see that they are online....

Anonymous said...

SBG, you mean the Great Pastafari reaches forth wind his noodly appendage and transports us to the Great Chatroom in the Sky?

SBG23 said...

Anon....yes, yes I think that's it. I was in there one day talking to my fellow pastafarians, Riga Toni and Capa Leeni.. and we were all like... wow.. like you know? and then we said, like wow... it was so, like awesome, ya know?

Li'l Azathoth said...

Hey, as long as his prescription pad still has pages, I'm there...

Dragonfly said...

Doctor Death.

arzt4empfaenger said...

Oh man! I don't want to know what the waiting time will be! ;-)

The Mother said...

Considering that when we moved our office it took us a full six months to get Google to change our address in their engines, I imagine Dr. Usualname will be receiving patients in cyberspace for some time to come.

 
Locations of visitors to this page