Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Losing Patients

Dear 'Health Professional'
If you want to make life more pleasant for your patients as they wait endlessly to be granted a brief moment of your time, perhaps you might like to consider purchasing some slightly more appealing reading matter for your waiting room. While I'm sure leafing through the pages of the only volume you offer is nowhere near as boring as writing and researching it must have been, when you're feeling less than 100 per cent it's quite nice to have your attention diverted by something mildly interesting:

 You are after all supposed to be healing us, not boring us to death by proxy.

12 comments:

  1. LOL. Look on the bright side, it could have been "Canberra Airport: a verbal history"

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  2. Oh bloody hell, don't - when the kids were little, I used to type up oral history transcripts for the National Library. I can easily imagine weeks and weeks of that.

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  3. Perhaps your doctor is having an affair with Ginette snow

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    1. You are a born romantic, nurse.

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  4. Maybe it's cheaper than anaesthetic - cut backs, you know....

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    1. We're not in Pommyland you know, cobber - nor in Euroland. We're in god's own country where we don't have cut backs. At least, not yet.

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  5. For real? No austerity measures? Fair dinkum, I'm getting the first flight over!

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    1. I should point out that we don't want no foreign riff raff here. I suppose at least you speak English, but do you know how to make a good meat pie?

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  6. Better than that, I have a wife who can make meat pies (probably) as can her ENTIRE EXTENDED FAMILY!! (I'd think we'd better charter an entire boat for this - and I'm sure there's some grounds on which we can claim refugee status...)

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    1. I think you'd better get cracking before that nasty Mr Abbott (leader of the opposition) and his merry band of conservatives get into power again.

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  7. zedders, I'm almost completely out of touch with world politics, but here's hoping we can all stay calm, keep working and paying taxes, and try to be as astere as is humanly possible, at least for a bit.

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    1. Damn - does that mean we can't look forward to welcoming you off the boat at Sydney Harbour and tucking into a picnic of Romanian meat pies?

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