I’m sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room. Next to me, a woman is helping an elderly patient (presumably her mother) fill out the paper work.
In the couple of minutes I’ve been here, I’ve listened to this (a summary):
Daughter: Primary care physician?
Daughter: (LOUDER) PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN?
Daughter: Last tetanus shot?
Daughter: LAST TETANUS SHOT?
This carried on for several minutes, page by page. Then, I heard, “Is patient hard of hearing?”
That’s when I lost it. I’m not even sorry.
This week, a small town in Indiana was thrust into the news. Knightstown’s previous claim to fame was the Hoosier Gym, the cinematic home court of the Hickory Huskers in the movie, “Hoosiers.” But this time, Knightstown made news when one of its citizens, represented by the ACLU, sued the town to remove the lighted cross from atop the town Christmas tree. He claimed the religious symbol violated his first amendment rights. Within a couple of days, the town council had the cross removed from the tree, probably because they didn’t want to (or perhaps because they couldn’t afford to) spend the resources to contest the lawsuit. (more…)