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Fri May 25, 2012, 09:02 PM

It was fascist/nazi/klan day at the dental office:

otherwise known as "Psychos-R-Us"...

Long fucking day it was, and it only lasted five hours, since we leave early for the so-called three-day holiday...it is actually more like Gilligan's Three Hour Tour.

Asshole #1: Extreme RW, racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic (but they often go to Jews-like-me for their doctoring), violent, pistol-packing, hater. told me that the problem with the Jews was that they hadn't accepted Christ, and all the countries and peoples who had rejected him had fallen off the precipice, or words to that effect. He's dangerous and creepy, and would be Zotted at Freeperland for being over-the-top...that's how bad. so I just look at him and smile grimly to myself. Thank God he's got good teeth, otherwise I'd have to see him more than twice a year: today's quote, "It's the Liberals' fault that my co-pays are so high." That's the only sentence which didn't include profanities.

Asshole #2: Pedophilic racist: i had to eliminate "Boys Life" from my magazine rack because he used to tear out pictures surreptitiously (he thought). Hates black people "because" his son-in-law's brother was killed by a drive-by shooter. Incidentally, his son-in-law isn't one tenth as angry at the race and gets along famously with my assistant who is great and happens to be AA. The pedophile has nine lives and has survived every major illness any one of which would have killed me years ago.

Asshole #3: Extreme RW woman, hates working-class folk even though she is one. thinks Teachers should work for minimum wage, and that one of the big problems in America is that the Civil War was also one of abolition. So, I ask her, is she a States' Rights person? Her reply: absolutely, unless the State wants to enforce liberal, commie tendencies like reproductive rights and contraception and worker-safety laws, and voting rights...you get the point. Her second biggest complaint is that Truman integrated the Armed Forces. Needless, to say, she doesn't even mention President Obama, probably for fear of having a visit from the Secret Service.

Now it's time to make a vodka gimlet, kick back, do the laundry, watch the Phillies try to lose another one, and attempt to calm down from a bad day.

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Reply It was fascist/nazi/klan day at the dental office: (Original post)
PCIntern May 2012 OP
jberryhill May 2012 #1
PCIntern May 2012 #4
CBHagman May 2012 #2
Voice for Peace May 2012 #3
TalkingDog May 2012 #12
Voice for Peace May 2012 #19
elleng May 2012 #5
southernyankeebelle May 2012 #6
Horse with no Name May 2012 #7
southernyankeebelle May 2012 #10
PCIntern May 2012 #13
southernyankeebelle May 2012 #18
marasinghe May 2012 #8
enough May 2012 #9
PCIntern May 2012 #11
JoePhilly May 2012 #14
PCIntern May 2012 #16
JoePhilly May 2012 #44
PCIntern May 2012 #45
WilliamPitt May 2012 #15
PCIntern May 2012 #17
madamesilverspurs May 2012 #20
freshwest May 2012 #21
Iris May 2012 #22
Chorophyll May 2012 #23
sarcasmo May 2012 #24
Historic NY May 2012 #25
jwirr May 2012 #26
blue neen May 2012 #27
coalition_unwilling May 2012 #28
KT2000 May 2012 #29
spanone May 2012 #30
elleng May 2012 #31
PCIntern May 2012 #32
sevento47orpi May 2012 #33
PCIntern May 2012 #34
sevento47orpi May 2012 #36
PCIntern May 2012 #40
B Calm May 2012 #35
Selatius May 2012 #37
sevento47orpi May 2012 #38
Selatius May 2012 #39
KurtNYC May 2012 #41
HipChick May 2012 #42
vaberella May 2012 #43
just1voice May 2012 #46
felix_numinous May 2012 #47
Drew Richards May 2012 #48
PCIntern May 2012 #49
Drew Richards May 2012 #52
goclark May 2012 #50
ThoughtCriminal May 2012 #51
annabanana May 2012 #53

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:07 PM

1. I can still use an extraction

Temple U will put an implant in, but oddly their orthodontists won't yank out the tooth in question (bad root canal from a guy in Kensington who, in retrospect, I'm not sure was actually licensed).

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:13 PM

4. Yeah...

nothing like academia...a long way between the gown and the town, as someone once said.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:10 PM

2. Thank you for providing perspective...

...to all of us working stiffs and liberals. I hope you write a book one day, and of course bounce grandchildren on your knee and tell them about the bad old days.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:11 PM

3. I'm sure you were NOT tempted to pull all their teeth out

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #3)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:00 PM

12. Fake. Vindictive Fantasy we've all thought about, but fake nevertheless.

n/t

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #12)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:14 PM

19. ah well, I believed it.. it was on the internet

luckily Snopes as always is on the job
http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/dentist.asp

(I've never thought about doing that, btw...)

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:20 PM

5. Vodka gimlet sounds good;

used to be my summer drink.

Thanks for all you do.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:20 PM

6. Honey you should record these crazy nutbags. Then sue the place for harassment and

 

go seek counselling. You should have a talk with your boss to make the office a free zone where religion and politics are not discussed period. If not then quit and go collect unemployment and bring the recording with you proof of harrassment.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:23 PM

7. IIRC, HE is the boss.:) n/t

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #7)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:57 PM

10. OMG you poor thing. Feel when he gets started just walk away tell him your business. Keep

 

doing it and maybe he finally get the hint.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #10)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:00 PM

13. no can do...

gotta be professional and ethical...to the nth degree, especially with the nutbags.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #13)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:07 PM

18. I had one of those kind of supervisors. I just asked him kindly lets not talk politics or religion.

 

I told him he wasn't going to change my mind and I wasn't going to change his. So now we get along great.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:30 PM

8. being Memorial Day weekend an' all, probably *holes crawling out their cellars to vicariously relive

the glory days of their heroes. being stupid an' all, they can't figure out they're at the wrong end of the drill.
you should offer them the 'no anesthesia special', of course. bet you they'll be ass enough to take it.

i'm just done dealing with the money end of the universal fascist asshole, myself.
you guys are really well disciplined; i wouldn't trust myself with a drill, anesthetic & a mouthful of jackass,
all in the same room together.

take it easy & have a good weekend ~

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:40 PM

9. Where, generally, is your practice located? (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #9)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:59 PM

11. Philadelphia, or, as our former mayor Wilson Goode used to call it:

Fluffia.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #11)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:03 PM

14. I went to high school with his son.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #14)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:04 PM

16. the one who lives just off City Ave near the Lord and Taylor? n/t

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #16)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:04 AM

44. No idea where he lives today.

It was back in the early 80s.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #44)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:15 AM

45. he lives in wynnefield heights.

His father and I crossed paths a number of times when he was mayor...some funny stories actually.

I once ran into him three times in a one week period at various events, the last of which was a wedding for one of my wife's doctoral students at White Rock Baptist in W. philly. He wound up being seated right next to me with his wife and bodyguards and he turned to me and asked, "Who ARE you?" i laughed and said, "I'm so and so's dentist, I'm a contributor to Mondale, and my wife teaches the bride here."
he just shook his head in disbelief that he would see me at three events so close together.

then, I saw him at HUP with his wife under, shall we say, less favorable circumstances one time.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:04 PM

15. "Truman integrated the Armed Forces"?????????

You know there's a drill available to you, yes?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #15)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:06 PM

17. yeah...I know I know...

it is maddening at times...

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:21 PM

20. Well, if it's any consolation

I've been on the opposite side of that scenario. My mouth full of an erector set to hold it open while they did the work, the entire time the dentist was holding forth on that lousy guy who's bringing in all the illegals, all with the support of the evil libruls and their soshlist comrades as they all march to that commie music brought to us by hollyweird . . .

Had to borrow the money to see this guy, only other option was the low-income clinic which usually requires a wait of several weeks (although, at present, they're so backlogged that they're not making any dental appointments). Just another of the many perks that come with being in that shamefully greedy half of the population that pays no income tax.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:29 PM

21. I really respect your being professional. I've had some that weren't, but have a great dentist now.

I asked him once why did he choose this particular profession as I think it would be quite aggravating, myself. He said he came from a long line of dentists.

I just can't stand handling with other people if I can avoid it and I don't imagine looking inside someone's mouth is the most attractive way to spend one's day. But I'm very grateful someone wants to do it.

I'd never had an abscess, etc. until a few years ago and it was really bad business and cost me a small fortune. But it had to be done, and I was fortunate to have the money a good dentist and surgeon.

And listening to all of that garbage? Wow, you are a saint.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:36 PM

22. About #3

Did she really say in this "Teachers should work for minimum wage"? I mean I can't even imagine the context that would come up in. Not to mention the pure insanity of thinking ANYONE would go to college in order to come out making minimum wage. WTF is WRONG with these people?

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:41 PM

23. I don't think I have ever shared my political beliefs

with my dentist or hygienist. I ask them how their kids are doing and if they have plans for the summer. I mean, it's supposed to be a professional relationship, right?

Just shows you how completely obsessed and lacking in self-awareness these nutbags are.

You deserve that drink, PCIntern. Dang.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 10:43 PM

24. They all believe they will be super rich like Mittens.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:09 PM

25. Cheers...I'm doing a Manhattan myself.

with 3 cherries i earned them.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:11 PM

26. You must have more patients than anyone I know. If it had been me I would have given each of

them a lethal dose of laughing gas.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:16 PM

27. Enjoy your evening!

You deserve a good rest after listening to all of those rants. The bigots are really coming out of the woodwork these days. I keep getting hateful, racist e-mails from an acquaintance, even though she knows how I feel...it's sickening.

I guess that's how they make themselves feel superior, huh? <sigh>


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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:18 PM

28. Surprised you didn't go all Marathon Man on their

 

asses

Please note that I get serious dental heebie-jeebies every time I see or remember that infamous scene and am not seriously advocating said treatment for anyone, no matter how reprehensible their politics.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:36 PM

29. I feel for you

I have made a decision to not put up with such talk - I am surrounded by ultra-wingers.

I decided that my own life experiences are as valid as any one of those losers. I am not Jewish but did grow up in what was considered a Jewish neighborhood - 3 synagogues within walking distance. At a very early age (5) I learned about the holocaust. I knew grandmothers who lived with their kids' families who had numbers tattooed on their arms from the concentration camps. One friends mother was a gorgeous local model who also had a number on her arm from childhood. She never tried to cover it up, even for fashion shows.

When people try to give me their hate rants I tell them that as humans we must be careful throwing hate around in casual conversation. As we have learned from the holocaust, humans are capable of horrible things and dehumanizing people is the beginning of the slippery slope. We must always guard against that.

I know you are in a difficult situation but those people are treating you like a garbage can. Maybe you could put a poster in the exam room that makes a profound statement about the consequences of hate, or something along those lines. Maybe that would shut them up before they get started?



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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:39 PM

30. k&r...

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:03 AM

31. AND the Phillies WON, in 10 innings!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #31)

Sat May 26, 2012, 03:04 AM

32. Just woke up at 3 AM...THANKS!

time to catch up on Mad Men.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:19 AM

33. So why treat them?

 

Why not tell them to seek treatment else where unless you are the only Dr in town?

My Dentist looks like Dr Szell and I aways kid him about it which he does find funny BTW but over half his staff does not get the joke becasue they are too young.

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Response to sevento47orpi (Reply #33)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:39 AM

34. Because that is not how you practice medicine or dentistry...

sorry, it doesn't work that way. The definition of a Professional of any stripe is someone who provides an excellent service or product even if he or she isn't feeling well, up to par, dislikes the individual, is having a bad time at home, or whatever.

You do your job the best you can for everyone...even idjits. That's how it is.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #34)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:56 AM

36. However if they are being tools

 

you do have the right to not treat them.

You do not nor should not have to put up with their BS.

Or you could treat them ala Dr Szell

Your choice your life, good luck with your choice.

Or you could do what some friends have done to get the loons to leave on thier own, fly a rainbow flag outside your office.

Sure you may take a small hit at first but in the end you will get it back and be rid of the loons.

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Response to sevento47orpi (Reply #36)

Sat May 26, 2012, 07:33 AM

40. Technically untrue...

to dismiss a patient of record, you have to have real cause. Believe it or not, it only takes one complaint with the State board to launch a significant investigation which can be calamitous. you'd be surprised as to what can happen over seemingly minor incidents.

A series of these issues can cause very big trouble professionally including suspensions and fines.

On edit: one cannot deny medical care due to the fact that the political expressions of the patient are at odds with the practitioners. If I were initially interviewing the patient and felt that he or she were a disruptive presence which would damage my practice that's one thing, it is quite another to technically 'abandon' a patient due to reasonably expressed opinions, no matter how 'vile', unless they posed a distinct and documented threat. My assumption that someone might become a problem is inadmissable and unprofessional by definition.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:42 AM

35. They sound like my co workers. .

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 06:05 AM

37. People who think like this would gladly build concentration camps and imprison their fellow citizens

These are authoritarians, and a would-be tyrant would do well to recruit these people to his cause and do his bidding.

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Response to Selatius (Reply #37)

Sat May 26, 2012, 06:09 AM

38. FDR did not think like that

 

yet he built camps and imprisoned Japanese America's.

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Response to sevento47orpi (Reply #38)

Sat May 26, 2012, 06:23 AM

39. That would still make him a tyrant in my book, although far more moderate than Adolf Hitler. nt

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 07:58 AM

41. Most stupid people, and especially the more vocal ones, don't know they are stupid.

They just think that informed people are crazy. (and they think it is their job to edjamakatum.)

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 08:18 AM

42. I once asked a racist client if I could attend his KKK meetings with my friend

It stopped him in his tracks, my friend is black, and the racist prick blowhard never spoke to me again..

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 08:27 AM

43. Oooh...you're infested. n/t

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 06:21 PM

46. I know the feeling, I call it "taking a trip to douchebagadonia". LOL

 

As a resident of Virginia it happens to me quite frequently.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 06:36 PM

47. Isn't it weird

how some days everyone who walks in the door is koo koo off their rocker? I remember days like this ---crazy days working the ER--woooohooooo! Hope you enjoyed your vodka and game.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 08:52 PM

48. Dear PCIntern, Let me round out your day for you...have you ever heard of


Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints?

Let me tell you about life ever after with 99 obedient nymphet wives there to please your every desire...

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Response to Drew Richards (Reply #48)

Sat May 26, 2012, 08:54 PM

49. OK by me but

ya gotta work this out for me with Mrs. Intern.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #49)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:08 PM

52. Well... we could start by telling her she



is number 1 and gets to order the other 98 around

that is if she doesn't kill you first

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:07 PM

50. Kick back ~ what a day



Where are these idiots coming from -- It's as if they are Manchurian Candidates. The Rethugs must have a lot of decks of cards.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:08 PM

51. Ask them...

Is it safe?

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 09:10 PM

53. Maybe if you stuff enough cotton in there you can shut them up. You know ., , ,

"I'm sorry, I'll have to ask you not to talk during this procedure"

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