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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-28-08 05:45 PM
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47. I have a different take..
I just say calm down, don't get so excited..

The country will go on and we'll all survive no matter who gets elected...

Anything one president does, can be undone by the next one if it's so awful.

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  -Got into a 'fight' with a patient today.... PCIntern  Oct-28-08 05:08 PM   #0 
  - That's not an outburst. That's just tellin' it like it is.  slampoet   Oct-28-08 05:13 PM   #1 
  - she isn't well educated.she has a big fat hole in her soul and that makes her  roguevalley   Oct-28-08 08:11 PM   #96 
  - You did good!  elleng   Oct-28-08 05:14 PM   #2 
  - I did something very similar myself and also had that mixed feeling of  Moody   Oct-28-08 05:15 PM   #3 
  - We've all held it together for so long...  Juniperx   Oct-28-08 05:15 PM   #4 
  - I think that's it!  hamsterjill   Oct-30-08 09:06 AM   #154 
  - That's not what I expect from a professional whether physician, dentist, barber, bartender, etc. n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 05:17 PM   #5 
  - You don't have to come see me...!  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:19 PM   #10 
  - I won't and I suspect many others from all walks of life will vote with their feet. n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 05:22 PM   #14 
  - I thank you for your concern for my professional welfare.  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:26 PM   #19 
     - You meant that as a rebuke but you would do well to heed what I said. Have a good day. n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 05:28 PM   #23 
        - Practicing for 30+ years and I need lessons from you?  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:29 PM   #24 
           - Been a patient for twice as long. I admire professionals who don't lose their cool. n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 05:33 PM   #28 
              - Very impressive resume... can you see a doctor's office from your house? You have obviously never  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:36 PM   #35 
                 - I'm in a doctor's office. n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 05:37 PM   #38 
                    - Maybe you need to get out more  Juniperx   Oct-28-08 06:31 PM   #71 
                    - Have a wonderful evening. n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 06:40 PM   #74 
                    - Oh, the irony!  Juniperx   Oct-28-08 06:42 PM   #75 
                    - A message board is a bit different from a professional's office.  Forkboy   Oct-28-08 06:50 PM   #78 
                       - True... but the patient clearly came looking for an argument...  Juniperx   Oct-28-08 08:07 PM   #95 
                    - The dumbass patient brought it up.  Oregonian   Oct-28-08 08:45 PM   #103 
                       - See #121. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:41 AM   #122 
  - Why is it that the McCain/Palin repukes think it is OK  spartan61   Oct-28-08 05:43 PM   #45 
  - if you dont want professionals to express a political opinion, you shouldnt either  lionesspriyanka   Oct-28-08 05:21 PM   #12 
  - Successful professionals soon learn that patients come from all walks of life and some do talk about  jody   Oct-28-08 05:27 PM   #20 
  - i disagree. if you have a personal relationship with your doctor, it's a very different situation  lionesspriyanka   Oct-28-08 05:29 PM   #25 
  - Granted but the OP said nothing that would indicate a close friend relationship. n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 05:36 PM   #36 
     - op knows this women enough to know she is racist.  lionesspriyanka   Oct-28-08 05:40 PM   #42 
        - If the OP author knew the patient was a racist, all the more reason not to get confrontational. nt  jody   Oct-28-08 05:51 PM   #53 
           - i disagree. i dont know about you, but if i want professionalism. i treat people in that manner  lionesspriyanka   Oct-28-08 05:53 PM   #54 
           - Not all patients are as thoughtful, informed, and rational as you. My point is professionals deal  jody   Oct-28-08 05:56 PM   #57 
           - Yeah let's just roll over and ignore the racism and bigotry.  yardwork   Oct-28-08 09:51 PM   #114 
              - Obama will win and he'll teach you and others how to do so with grace and dignity. He will represent  jody   Oct-29-08 07:38 AM   #121 
                 - At least Obama doesn't ride around on his high horse lecturing people  Lex   Oct-29-08 09:48 AM   #136 
                 - well put, Lex.  PCIntern   Oct-29-08 10:17 AM   #141 
                 - I'm not sure Obama calls  spotbird   Oct-30-08 09:25 AM   #158 
  - you know what...  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:31 PM   #26 
  - I understand your post but you apparently don't want to admit you lost it. IMO that's unprofessional...  jody   Oct-28-08 05:34 PM   #32 
     - IMO, I don't give a damn what you think. This case is closed.  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:38 PM   #40 
        - Way to go, lose your temper with a patient, post it on an open forum, then lose your temper again  jody   Oct-28-08 05:46 PM   #49 
           - Wow, you're a real dick.  RetroLounge   Oct-28-08 07:54 PM   #93 
           - Seconded n/t  Psst_Im_Not_Here   Oct-28-08 09:36 PM   #108 
           - See #121. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:41 AM   #123 
              - Nah, don't have to see post 121 to know that you're being judgemental  Psst_Im_Not_Here   Oct-29-08 07:48 AM   #128 
                 - Have a nice day. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:55 AM   #132 
                    - Thanks, you too. n/t  Psst_Im_Not_Here   Oct-29-08 09:40 AM   #135 
           - Have a good day. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:31 AM   #118 
           - ouch!  deaniac21   Oct-30-08 08:52 AM   #147 
  - I am a professional.. NOT a servant. If someone made that comment to me, I would respond.  progressivebydesign   Oct-28-08 06:55 PM   #82 
  - AMEN!  TorchTheWitch   Oct-28-08 09:03 PM   #105 
  - You just made a case for not being a professional.  deaniac21   Oct-30-08 08:53 AM   #148 
  - Exactly! n/t  Mad_Dem_X   Oct-30-08 09:03 AM   #153 
  - "Successful" professional. Perhaps there are times when success is less important than the truth.  Doremus   Oct-28-08 08:34 PM   #100 
  - If the patient said she believes seat belt laws  spotbird   Oct-30-08 09:10 AM   #155 
  - Exactly  DesertedRose   Oct-28-08 05:42 PM   #44 
     - professionals arent your punching block.. thats just an idiotic idea  lionesspriyanka   Oct-28-08 05:47 PM   #51 
     - Define graceful....  deaniac21   Oct-30-08 08:58 AM   #150 
  - Epic Fail. If you don't want to discuss politics with your healthcare  Midlodemocrat   Oct-28-08 06:02 PM   #62 
  - You mean a health-care practitioner is obligated to discuss every topic a patient brings up?  jody   Oct-28-08 06:08 PM   #65 
     - As one, yes.  Midlodemocrat   Oct-28-08 06:10 PM   #66 
     - LOL! n/t  jody   Oct-28-08 06:16 PM   #68 
        - Plonk. (n/t)  Midlodemocrat   Oct-28-08 06:20 PM   #69 
     - A professional is not a doormat  treestar   Oct-28-08 09:39 PM   #110 
     - Apparently you are reading challenged. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:33 AM   #119 
     - Where did he say that?  spotbird   Oct-30-08 09:15 AM   #156 
  - She started the discourse with him!  Pithlet   Oct-28-08 06:48 PM   # 
  - Really? You could have kept this lame-ass, insensitive, judgmental nastiness to yourself.  writes3000   Oct-28-08 06:52 PM   #79 
  - See #121. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:42 AM   #124 
  - Well.. I WOULD expect that from a professional IF I made such an inflammatory comment.  progressivebydesign   Oct-28-08 06:53 PM   #81 
  - I wouldn't subject my doctor or dentist to my stupid opinions, either.  SmokingJacket   Oct-28-08 07:06 PM   #84 
  - And I'm sure you wouldn't bring the subject up in a professional situation.  Miss Chybil   Oct-28-08 07:37 PM   #89 
  - wow!  helderheid   Oct-28-08 08:14 PM   #97 
  - tough  TorchTheWitch   Oct-28-08 08:34 PM   #99 
  - I presume, then, that you don't raise the subject of politics and certainly don't  spooky3   Oct-28-08 09:20 PM   #106 
  - I expect if he'd praised guns  sandnsea   Oct-28-08 09:42 PM   #112 
  - Oh, snap!...nt  SidDithers   Oct-29-08 07:50 AM   #130 
  - As a patient, I want my professionals to stand up for what is right.  yardwork   Oct-28-08 09:46 PM   #113 
  - Precisely.  pecwae   Oct-29-08 06:35 AM   #117 
  - Hello?  Hepburn   Oct-29-08 07:52 AM   #131 
  - What makes me nervous is these nuts are really scared.  louis-t   Oct-28-08 05:18 PM   #6 
  - 1. She had it coming. 2. You needed to say that.  trof   Oct-28-08 05:19 PM   #7 
  - I am SOOOOOO glad the vast majority of clients are liberals.....  kestrel91316   Oct-28-08 05:19 PM   #8 
  - I've been there too.  pirhana   Oct-28-08 05:19 PM   #9 
  - Anytime someone spouts their political views, they shouldn't assume that everyone will agree.  quantessd   Oct-28-08 05:20 PM   #11 
  - Maybe its time to stop pulling punches  TheKentuckian   Oct-28-08 05:21 PM   #13 
  - far past time.  rucky   Oct-28-08 05:36 PM   #37 
  - I think you were remarkably composed.  anotheryellowdog   Oct-28-08 05:22 PM   #15 
  - !  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:24 PM   #18 
  - I was lucky to have the opposite situation last week  CakeGrrl   Oct-28-08 05:24 PM   #16 
  - My sister came to your office?  MadrasT   Oct-28-08 05:24 PM   #17 
  - A woman in my office confessed that she could never  bmbmd   Oct-28-08 05:27 PM   #21 
  - OMG. The knife story? Then what happened? n/t  pnwmom   Oct-28-08 05:34 PM   #31 
  - for real?  rucky   Oct-28-08 05:35 PM   #33 
  - GTFO!  crispini   Oct-28-08 05:37 PM   #39 
  - O. M. G.  renate   Oct-28-08 05:45 PM   #48 
  - Forgive me if I don't believe the knife story. If true, why isn't that guy in jail?  Midlodemocrat   Oct-28-08 06:03 PM   #63 
  - Thank you for calling me a liar.  bmbmd   Oct-28-08 06:37 PM   #72 
     - I didn't mean to call you a liar, but your statement above is  Midlodemocrat   Oct-28-08 06:48 PM   #77 
     - Here's another true No. Tx story  Caretha   Oct-28-08 08:58 PM   #104 
  - Honey you need to come down to my neck of the woods.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-28-08 08:42 PM   #102 
  - I wish you were my dentist.  MPK   Oct-28-08 05:27 PM   #22 
  - A couple years ago I posted about  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:33 PM   #29 
  - It's OK being a Pennsylvanian right now has got to be incredibly stressful...  bklyngrl60   Oct-28-08 05:32 PM   #27 
  - They seem to have no problem spewing their shit.  rucky   Oct-28-08 05:33 PM   #30 
  - Medical professionals are human too. You reached your limit. We're all  pnwmom   Oct-28-08 05:36 PM   #34 
  - jody upthread woudl disagree but I thank you1  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 05:39 PM   #41 
  - You should've knocked her teeth out  DrPresident   Oct-28-08 05:41 PM   #43 
  - Jody's wrong. That woman clearly wanted to bring the topic up and you  Lex   Oct-28-08 05:43 PM   #46 
     - Jody-from-Alabama....who's been here since 2001  GalleryGod   Oct-28-08 05:48 PM   #52 
     - See #121. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:44 AM   #126 
     - See #121. n/t  jody   Oct-29-08 07:44 AM   #125 
  - I have a different take..  TxRider   Oct-28-08 05:45 PM   #47 
  - yeah like the way bush undid the clinton surplus. or the way he undid the peace.  lionesspriyanka   Oct-28-08 05:46 PM   #50 
  - Of course..  TxRider   Oct-28-08 07:22 PM   #87 
     - maybe some people value their principals rather than their customers  lionesspriyanka   Oct-29-08 10:03 AM   #137 
  - Well, tell that to people who've lost their loved ones to a wholly unnecessary war.  Lex   Oct-28-08 05:53 PM   #55 
  - well done!  galaxy21   Oct-28-08 05:56 PM   #56 
  - If not you, who? If not now, when?..  stillcool47   Oct-28-08 05:58 PM   #58 
  - Oh, I know how frustrating these people can be  mvd   Oct-28-08 06:00 PM   #59 
  - Agreed...  PCIntern   Oct-28-08 06:37 PM   #73 
     - I know how you feel, but this is our year  TorchTheWitch   Oct-28-08 09:32 PM   #107 
  - That was beautiful!  frogmarch   Oct-28-08 06:00 PM   #60 
  - PCIntern, I salute you.  knixphan   Oct-28-08 06:01 PM   #61 
  - SAME happened to me today...with a coworker and friend!  elizm   Oct-28-08 06:07 PM   #64 
  - Funny. I just got back from my dentist  FloridaJudy   Oct-28-08 06:12 PM   #67 
  - Can I just say....  demokatgurrl   Oct-28-08 06:25 PM   #70 
  - It sounds like you were blunt, but not uncivil.  Batgirl   Oct-28-08 06:44 PM   #76 
  - you're only human.  npincus   Oct-28-08 06:52 PM   #80 
  - Mixed feelings on this.  Forkboy   Oct-28-08 07:04 PM   #83 
  - You handled it well imo!  crossroads   Oct-28-08 07:10 PM   #85 
  - I never argue with people who can legally put sharp objects in my mouth.  rug   Oct-28-08 07:19 PM   #86 
  - Very sensible  TorchTheWitch   Oct-28-08 09:37 PM   #109 
  - PCIntern, slowly put the drill down...  gatorboy   Oct-28-08 07:26 PM   #88 
  - Rec'd~ I know it's very hard to  zidzi   Oct-28-08 07:40 PM   #90 
  - You need to calm down.  Beacool   Oct-28-08 07:45 PM   #91 
  - It is inappropriate to allow a lie to stand. nt  spotbird   Oct-30-08 09:22 AM   #157 
  - Completely unprofessional.  Beausoir   Oct-28-08 07:53 PM   #92 
  - Hard to make as judgment on this without knowing  Milspec   Oct-28-08 07:57 PM   #94 
  - Yes, you lost it.  RhodaGrits   Oct-28-08 08:16 PM   #98 
  - uh oh....I'm jumping in here....  windbreeze   Oct-29-08 01:04 PM   #145 
  - For everyone saying it was unprofessional,  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-28-08 08:39 PM   #101 
  - I haven't worn a button in the office since Mondale/Ferraro  PCIntern   Oct-29-08 05:50 AM   #115 
     - So how you feeling today now that you have slept on it? nt  Moody   Oct-29-08 10:11 AM   #139 
        - the same...  PCIntern   Oct-29-08 10:15 AM   #140 
  - PCIntern, we've all been there at some point  Psst_Im_Not_Here   Oct-28-08 09:40 PM   #111 
  - She suffers from Foot-In-Mouth disease  agentS   Oct-29-08 06:27 AM   #116 
  - err wow. I hope you own your practice.  Marrah_G   Oct-29-08 07:37 AM   #120 
  - I'm a pediatric hospice nurse. I've had to bite my tongue many a time. But, if someone  mucifer   Oct-29-08 07:48 AM   #127 
  - I own my own small professional business as a solo attorney.  Laelth   Oct-29-08 07:50 AM   #129 
  - Like so many, many others, she has been poisoned by Fox "News".  mwb970   Oct-29-08 07:58 AM   #133 
  - I hope that banishing the memories of Mitch Williams...  SidDithers   Oct-29-08 08:05 AM   #134 
  - thanks...  PCIntern   Oct-29-08 10:07 AM   #138 
     - Joe Carter is still a god up here...  SidDithers   Oct-29-08 11:27 AM   #144 
  - She instigated the whole thing...you merely replied ( quite nicely, I might add )  TK421   Oct-29-08 10:31 AM   #142 
  - Don't let it bother you. You did her a good service  pending   Oct-29-08 11:22 AM   #143 
  - Very professional.  deaniac21   Oct-30-08 08:41 AM   #146 
  - You should have wired her jaw shut.  EnviroBat   Oct-30-08 08:57 AM   #149 
  - I wouldn't worry about it.  demdog78   Oct-30-08 08:59 AM   #151 
  - I understand your frustration  Mad_Dem_X   Oct-30-08 08:59 AM   #152 
  - Here is your response next time.  Bushwick Bill   Oct-30-08 09:26 AM   #159 
  - It's a generational thing. Things will get better when those who lived during Jim Crow die off.  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-30-08 09:29 AM   #160 
  - I commend you for your actions - Many folks ASSume that all doctors  dugaresa   Oct-30-08 09:37 AM   #161 
 

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