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The Norwegian Patient

15 Aug

 

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. 

                                                                                                                                                        
 

About Grammar Nazi

Marketing specialist focusing on concept development for new products and services. University degree in editorial journalism. Major corporate and brand experience with one of the world's largest and best advertising agencies.
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