Tuesday, March 20, 2012

But wait! There's more!

The dreaded A-word has now come to the medical field.





Yes, we now have artisanal control cardiac catheters, for all your heartfelt needs.


Within a few minutes of the catheter showing up in my mailbox, a friend of mine who's currently in Portugal sent me this picture, to show that the problem continues to spread across the planet.



8 comments:

Sarah said...

Your posts come through with the weirdest timed ads. Today the ad was for a cathador & that was that your post was about...

Patricia said...

I'm from Portugal, and I'm afraid to tell you that in this case, the picture shows a legitimate and correct use of the word "Artesanato" :)

It refers to those items you can see just below the word. Those are handmade, traditional objects. These little "artesanato" shops can be found in all the touristic places and, although they sell lots of mass produced crap, they do also sell many different kinds of artisanal products (like embroideries, ceramics, hand painted tiles, cork sculptures, etc.).

Fortunately we still have a lot of genuine artisanal products ;)

(Love your blog, btw! I visit often!)

Cheers from Lisbon :)

Patricia

Your Doctor's Wife said...

I would like to personally meet the patient who would allow any "handmade" or "artisan" medical device into their body. I have visions of pottery like stents in arteries right now. Gives new meaning to the term "blockage" - clay, not calcium or plaque...

Bob@thenest said...

I don't use a catheter, but if I did I'm pretty sure I'd want one machine made to specs in a repetitive and consistent fashion, not one handmade with the inevitable differences from one to the other. All I can think of is, "Ouch!"

Andrew_M_Garland said...

After successful use of that catheter, you could refer to the recovering patient as the artesanal well.

Anonymous said...

I went into the ARTISANO bake shop in an unspecified Ontario town to get a sandwich yesterday. I left after the server jumped up onto the prep counter, with shoes on, changed a menu sign, then jumped down and asked me what I would like. I told him I would like to see him vigorously wipe down the counter, then left.

Eileen said...

Pat in Portugal beat me to it - it's a real use of the word in most latin languages. I live in Italy, see it all the time correctly used.

Anon 7.13am - I applaude you. Only better action would have been to report them to your version of Trading Standards/the Hygiene Police. Ewww!

Losarahmcd said...

I'm just blocks away from Artisan Road in Burlington, Ontario, so I can confirm it has spread to Canada.

 
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