.... and at work..
a gay, fat guy is wheeled in for me to do an exam on him. He is instantly condescending, and stand offish.
In this small town, i am asked this one question the moment a person sees me - at least 10+ times a day. My answer is the usual "I've been asked that so often i've forgotten" or "I usually don't answer that question because i have forgotten".
. I, personally, do not wish to divulge that type of information to anyone. It's none of their business where i'm from, how many pups are in my litter, etc.
People specifically from small towns don't even introduce themselves they just look at you (being black - yes, we are a rare sight here) and ask "where are you from
?" "how many kids do you have
?" "why are you here
?" etc. One question usually leads to another "stereotypical" question..
They are personal, and i really don't have to answer them. folks realize that they are being pretty invasive, and feel kind of embarrassed and we laugh it off and keep it moving.
Whelp... w/o even asking my name he started in on the questions.. I gave my usual answer as i was prepping the room, and helping him get on the table..
and she/he got pissed and said: "Well, if you're going to be a b*&ch just SHUT UP AND DO MY EXAM."
For at least 1 millisecond, i was ready to throw him back in his wheelchair and roll him out into the traffic..
I found it strange, that because we are in a "service position
", that people can get away w/being absolute as&* wipes, and still feel justified.
the poor guy had a condition...so, i figured, okay..he's stressed, and scared. so i did the exam, put him (all 250+ lbs of him) back in the wheel chair, put back on his blankets, and talked to his nurses.
the nurse stated that he was a "gay barber" and was very stressed..
I don't care if you're the Barber of Seville. If you expect folks to help you, don't piss them off before they do so.
that's like walking into the lab, and pissing off the lab tech BEFORE she takes your blood.
Strange things can happen to your healthcare along the way.
And they wonder why that nurse Charles Cullen (the angel of death) killed over 250+ patients?
Edited by femmemuscleisback - May 23 2013 at 4:13pm