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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:42 PM

My visit this morning to my chiropractor went downhill f-a-s-t,,,

Went to my back cracker this morning. Wasnt fully awake. Was greeted with the usual, and then asked, :You bought your assult rifle yet?" Joking by the way.
I replied, "Nope, dont need one, too many guns exist out there now, another is not needed".
Now, I knew he hunted. But his views on gun ownership was not known.
Until today.
My reply began a litany of pro-gun type questions. The type where the listener KNOWS what the questioner is after, and KNOWS what the wrong answer in the questioner's mind will bring next.
D-A-M-N! I was suddenly on trial. Jumping from one statement to another, comparing the statement I answered with to other things I said later(whcih had no bearing or made no sense), total rambling on his part in atempt to prove what I was saying was wrong!
I didnt want to do this. I dont care his views. He's a nice guy. I like him. I kept back peddling trying to find a way out without getting pissed off. Finally I said, "Can't we just agree to disagree on some things?"
He said Sure why not.
I dont know a thing about guns in general. I thought guns had to be registered. Apparently his are not. But my grandfathers shotgun isnt either. So we are on the same page with that.
That was my morning. whew!

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:51 PM

1. Just tell him next time that you don't want to talk about that subject.

I do it all the time when people want to question my religious beliefs. I have none, but I don't feel like I have to apologize about it.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:19 PM

2. That didn't help you relax for your adjustment very well.

He should know not to discuss issues with patients unless it is important to the patient's personal health goals.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. odd that a professional would bring up the subject of guns while working on a patient nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:08 PM

7. I had a dentist lecture me about the 'sins' of the Democratic Party

While he was working in my mouth and I could not respond. I should have known it was going to be a problem when Faux Noise was on in the waiting room. It was my first visit to him so he had no clue about any of my beliefs.

I never went back to that dentist.

My previous dentist who I had used for over 30 years never discussed religion, politics, anything touchy. I never had a clue about any of his opinions on any of those things and I was happy going to him for all that time, not knowing.

Professionals should leave that stuff outside the treatment rooms!

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:08 PM

4. In an area where religious Doctors are popular...

I changed docs and when I went to him the first time I laid it on the line. I told him I didn't care if he was religious and I didn't want to talk about my beliefs with my doc. He agreed and I also told him I would be expecting to see him for my appointments, not a PA. It has always irritated me that I start with a doc, keep paying the same amount, and end up with their PA. Nothing against you PA's out there, but if I'm going to sign up with a physician I want to see that person.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:10 PM

5. ...and then you let him grab your neck and twist?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:56 PM

6. Yikes! Ur rite! But I survived as did he,,,,

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:08 PM

8. I would have asked him to pour me another beer...

...because I'm fine with having this argument -- this persistently -- over a few brews in a neighborhood pub.

Having it in an office during a treatment visit, on the other hand, makes me start questioning the professionalism of the guy who's forgetting where he is and what he's supposed to be doing. Just saying...

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