Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm SO freakin' touched

Today a drug rep dropped off this box of chocolates at the office.


35 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

You can send them to me if you don't want them.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, right. The staff inhaled them as soon as the rep left.

Anonymous said...

It says artisan twice. I'm surprised you haven't killed someone by now.

Carrie said...

You have to appreciate the redundancy of saying something is "handmade" and "artisan".

MDB said...

That's much nicer than the drug rep dropped off at the pharmacy I was floating at. All we got was a package of double stuff oreos, was to remind us about some test strip or something.

Anonymous said...

They must have found your blog. Next thing I know my Xopenex will be Artisan. G-d help us all.

Anonymous said...

At least these might actually have been handcrafted, as opposed to, say, lettuce...

Anonymous said...

Probably "handmade" or "handcrafted" has gone out of fashion because of American phobia of germs.

Not House said...

You have singlehandedly made me seek out further instances of 'artisan' related things.

Amanda in AK said...

You should probably become an "Artisanal" Neurologist - you could specialize in old school blood letting and leaches. It's all in the marketing isn't it?

SuFu said...

ya know, "Artisan Neurology" has quite the ring to it.

a.generic doc said...

Who the hell is this guy Artisan and how does he manage to make all those different things?

Anonymous said...

@Carrie- the artisan could have made them with some other body part.

Ole Phat Stu said...

They spelled Handmaid wrongly!

Anonymous said...

At a pharmacy in the near future: "Would you like brand-name, generic, or artisanal?"

Albinoblackbear said...

But if these things didn't happen to you, you wouldn't be Dr. Grumpy.

You'd be Dr. Indifferent or Dr. Mildly Unimpressed.

The world would spin off it's axis.

:)

Queen Silly Britches said...

The box must be artisanal too cuz it looks good enough to eat. Just sayin'.

Val said...

That drug rep's been reading your blog!

Greg said...

I know I'm supposed to be focused on the artisanal nature of the chocolates/box, but I can't get past the name "Knipschildt".

Greg

Anonymous said...

Tell the rep, Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker, and Aruba is well............get that script pad out.

23 Skidoo said...

Artisan, is the new "Classic". For a long time everything was Classic this, Classic that...

Reddkatz said...

And all our drug reps ever drop off is barbecue.

Doctor Blondie said...

I think you need a massive bottle of tipp-ex.

Anonymous said...

My kids have a favorite Care Bears movie they watch, I happened to glance up at the screen just in time to see this: Artisan Home Entertainment. I laughed my butt off and the kids looked at me like I was crazy.

Anonymous said...

Funnily enough, the department store I work at here in the UK just had it's new season briefing material in and one of the points it makes is about how "Artisan is a big trend this season"

Smiley :) said...

At least it looks like a whole box of chocolates. Didn't a rep give your office a box of partially-eaten chocolates last year?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, that was in 2009, around Xmas.

Anonymous said...

Sure this rep reads your blog??! Must have done it on purpose??(-: Here in New Zealand the buzz word is "retro" for every damn thing...just because something is doing the rounds again (to make more money for the company - marketing is king...) it becomes "retro" Drives me crazy, order a coffee and its served in a "RETRO CUP" .wow. Like it's supposed to make it taste better??!
*is there really a "Knipchildt Chocolatier"?? Sounds a little creepy; especially if read phonetically.. Probably a retro company too....

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Doubt it. I mean, it's hard to buy something that DOESN'T say artisan these days. We live in artisanal times.

sparkly said...

I actually laughed out loud. In real life. Good one.

Jules

LT said...
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LT said...

Holy cow! It really is everywhere. I just saw a commercial full of this: http://www.olivegarden.com/specials/

Smiley :) said...

LT:
I saw that Olive Garden commercial earlier and burst out laughing!! My son came running in and asked what was so funny. I was laughing so hard I couldn't talk!

Dr. Grumpy has ruined that word for me.

Mari-Ann said...

Which reminded me, a drug rep is bringing in lunch for the hospitalists today and I am invited. Good work, Dr. G!

Kate S. said...

OOOH! Some one spent some serious Money for those chocolates! Franz Knipschildt makes really good chocolates. He's an amazing chocolatier. They have a shop in CT. He's been on Bobby Flay's throwdown, and Food Network challenges in Chocolate making/sculpture.

(However, I do agree with you re: the over usage of Artisan to describe things)

 
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