“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Trouble with Doctors

Can you and your staff please try to be as polite and professional as I am with my students? I'm fed up with being treated like a second class citizen, being asked to spell my name brusquely by brusque receptionists ("Say again"), and on and on and on. Misdiagnosed and not apologized to--am I really going to sue you if you say sorry? Would it hurt just to act a little tiny bit less overempowered?

I'd be hauled into the Dean's office if I treated my students like you and your staff treat me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not apologizing for misdiagnosis is horrendous. (i.e. the receptionist at the hospital who told my partner he was just stressed & to breathe into a paper bag and refused to send an ambulance --all while his aortic artery was tearing toward his kidneys....) When I later asked for an apology, I got none but this: "we're only human"--as if being human is o.k. in the first place. Blah. Fucking vivisectionists anyway :)