Sunday, February 04, 2007

the doctor problem

“Don’t take it personally. It’s the doctor thing. 4 years of high school, 4 years of college, 4 years of med school and by the time we graduate, we are in our late twenties and we haven’t done anything except go to school and think about science. Time stops… we’re socially retarded. I mean, look at me. I’m in love with a guy who won’t say he loves me back and here I am in his kitchen, cooking, just hoping that he comes home and notices me. I’m a total freak. I’m that girl who in the back of her class who eats her hair. And Meredith, she’s 17 years old. We’re all 17 years old since high school with scalpels, Vin.”
… Callie, Grey’s Anatomy ….

And here you have it: the equation that explains the trigonometry of how come we’re just so absolutely socially inept. This is the most concise and effective explanation ever. We are how we are because of this. If you’ve seen me in social events you’d probably get it: I’m absolute rubbish at them. The only reason why we really work socially is ‘cos 85 % of the non-eating time is used to give out free consultations to the queue of ignoramus or cheapskates who refuse to consult for a fee. If we’re not absolute bimbos and have extra-curricular activities, we usually can be pretty elaborated on that ‘cos we can afford more than the average Joe or it could be that we are just smart enough to understand the dynamics of things… so that probably helps in conversations but it still doesn’t help that we’re retarded when it comes to communication. Doctors I know who aren’t your typical go-practice-go-home-f*ck-sleep sort usually turn out to be pretty interesting people… if they like fishing, they probably own a boat or paid for really exclusive deep-sea fishing excursions thus having great great stories to tell in the game room. If they like economics, the medical field has somewhat trained their minds to be a whiz at analytical thinking so they are able to scrutinize and get a grasp of that perplexing thing called the market. But if you take the money and the problem-solving mentality away, you’ll find we’re really not that fun. And if you add that to the fact we’re useless at personal issues… it explains why doctors divorce / break-up / abuse substances / commit suicide / go mental like nobody’s business. We’re just clueless-lah when it comes to making life better for ourselves. But yet we’re good at making life better for other people. How odd, non?

Lesson of the day: people should really just cut doctors some slack and be nicer to them.

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