Growing up I felt that a man in a garage was an expert on cars. Cars were simple then and a good handy man could fix your car. Even kids 15/16/17 could do a minor over haul, some kids at 16 could do a major overhaul. There were good and bad mech’s but some were hard to spot.
Now? It is a whole different ball game. There is expert trouble shooting and what we used to call in the repair business, ‘Easter-egging’. In other words, guessing. Changing parts, until the problem goes away.
The Mech who Easter-eggs, will cost you more in the long run. You will pay for parts you did not really need. While the Expert, using the right trouble shooting equipment, will find and repair the problem much faster and more reasonable. I would say cheaper, but that never happens. LOL
Now, contrary to my early beliefs, Doctors are the same. The problem between the mech and the Doctor is, one costs you money, the other costs you money, but could also maim or kill you. Now that is some serious business. A great personality is good, but it does not a Dr. make.
I have a problem with today’s assembly line doctoring. I seldom go to the Dr., I even avoid yearly exams, where my love does not. I would sit in the waiting room for an hour to an hour and a half, assuming she was with the Dr. But when I started going back with her, I find she only sees the Dr. for 3 to 8 minutes. The rest is taking vitals, getting undressed and waiting (in a cold room).
It appears to me, this guy picks up the chart at the door, walks in sits for a minute or two while he reviews the vitals (OR WHAT EVER), now in the next two minutes he must make a diagnosis, and prescribe medication.
When I was a kid and burned my hand, the doctor spent more time with me.
Who’s time is more valuable, yours or the doctor’s? I ask that because I have never had a Doctor see me at the ‘appointed time’. Is that standard? Sherry’s last appointment we waited an hour and a half. Only after in the little cubicle with the nurse taking her vitals, did we learn ‘there had been a emergency’.
I walked out on a dentist in Charlotte once, because I had waited 45 mins past my appointment. I wonder If I showed up 45 minutes late, would I be seen, or be charged for missing an appointment?
Just venting….. thanks for coming this way.
PS: Thanks Shirl for another Church Bulletin blooper:
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
1952 Plymouth Business Coupe. W don’t do business coupes anymore,LOL