working with md’s & phd’s isn’t easy.
one needs to find relief from the stress of it all in any way that works. this is how april does it. she is a writer. she can’t stop herself from writing all day long. for your entertainment, here is the imaginery dialogue she wrote about 2 of her favorite doctors, rdf and gnfn. (the shoes are real)
RDF: Gene, the girls are picking on the shoes I wore to the meeting! I told them they were not sneakers, they were shoes.
GNFN: Richard, they were sneakers. You can’t possibly be upset about this.
RDF: But April Smith put up a picture on her facebook with the sneakers and her mother-in-law (who isn’t really her mother-in-law but I don’t understand it all) says that only an elderly person would wear those shoes in 1985!
GNFN: What’s facebook?
RDF: All the kids are doing it these days. Anyway, do you think my shoes were bad?
GNFN: Well, they were sneakers, but I was wearing sneakers too. However, I can do that because I’m a doctor, and everyone knows that doctors wear sneakers. We have to so that we can move quickly from place to place, treating the sick. You know, like when I had to do something about Dr. Bernstein having a hypoglycemic crisis on the meeting floor. Yeah, you owe me for that one.
RDF: I owe you! I was the one who had to give my talk while the entire audience was watching you and that nurse (who the hell was she anyway?) try to revive Bernstein! I had to hold the meeting together!
GNFN: Well, it’s just another day.
RDF: You’re right Gene. Another day of our oppression at the hands of the lipophobes!
GNFN: Oh Richard, you’re being dramatic again. You don’t need a conspiracy theory to explain all of this. These guys believe what they believe and they fund their friends and they self-perpetuate and…
RDF: There you go, being the nice one again. I should have named the Fine Tuning Committee after you
GNFN: Richard, you did name the Fine Tuning Committee after me. You just don’t remember it!
RDF: Oh yeah right… well okay… you hang in there… (hangs up phone.)
“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.”