Saturday, April 25, 2009

quote of the day

Patient, "Are you going back to become a doctor?"

Me, "No, I'm finished with school. I love being a PA and just can't see spending more time and money to be a doctor when I love what I do."

Patient, "Oh, so you must not have any ambition."

Me, trying not to hit the man, "Why don't you try to get into PA school and then we can talk about ambition." As I'm filling out his FMLA paperwork so he doesn't have to go back to work.

Jerk with no ambition. I tell you. . . . . . . .I did, however, control my tongue. Just not my thoughts. Jerk!


LB said...

That question drives me crazy sometimes. The patient's response would have killed me!

I like your response to his though!

The Bruschi House said...

This drives me CRAZY!!!! I want to say, apparently you're not educated in what I do! Or punch them. They usually say, "Oh, so you're just gonna stay a PA your whole life?!" I feel your pain!

Sarah said...

OH I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I wish I had a time machine to take those people back in time with me to see just how hard it was!! And how stressful the job can be!!