Daily Archives: August 15, 2011

The Norwegian Patient


Last week, I was a patient at my dentist's office, and had to wait a long time before getting my tooth repair handled.


When the staff finally got around to taking care of me, they said, "Thanks for your patience."


I said, "I'm your patient; that's what I do…show patience." I was a patient patient.


But I almost lost my "patience" when my dentist/doctor (DDS) used some amazingly bad grammar…from the mouth of a highly educated professional who should know better.


I expect my doctors and dentists to be very good at what they do. But I also expect them to have acquired proper, basic English skills along the line.  After all, they paid big bucks for their education. 

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