I've never once in my life interrogated a person about their politics.
All my doctors and their staff EXCEPT ONE are obsessed with politics. They think I'm a Bernie Bro.
When they start yapping about Trump, they get hysterical.
I have no doubt that they'd give me substandard care if they knew I support Trump.
I'm trying to practice.
Query: ``Do you have a gun?''
Me: "Oh no! No. No. I have many."
Me: "Luckily I didn't need any for most my life, but lately Aptos has seen a sudden rash of criminals entering the area for the first time, so it was time. Do you know a good place to move? I want a lot of land and a nice view and no socialist governments."
If I'm in my car:
(Setting: me with car off, key on dash, license on dash, hands at #1 & #3 on steering wheel, me trying and failing to smile, interior light on, left and right front windows open.)
Me: "Not here. At my home for home protection. The lunatic laws here are not something I'm going to challenge. A nonprofit should be doing that! I don't have the time. Do you know any good quiet areas to move to? Aptos has changed."
You forgot "simply"
The phrase is, "I simply don't have the time for that. Someone else do it for me. Someone else do everything for me. If not done right for me, I will simply cry wail dye my hair threaten to move to Estonia and demand my rights still not covered by that Constituted thingy I simply haven't got the time to read yet."
I HATE what the Left has done to the mental health of the Country & Social Media is exacerbating it.
In the Novel THE MONUMENTS MEN the author mentions how the Germans were well behaved & polite when things were going their way & then they became COMPLETE ASS-HOLES when they had to abandon France to the Allies.
This personifies what we're now seeing.
To know someone's mettle, BREAK THEIR POWER.
The Good recover
The Bad lash out.
I'm trying to weigh myself to that standard.
Twitter banned me. I haven't lashed out. I just post more here instead.
Racists fired me many times from my work. I did a certain amount of verbal lashing, but I never had "power" to do well at interviews in the first place, so that was more about education and accountability.
I'll have to give that more thought.
I have a new business idea of the week that might work, but then I always do. I'll see!
@ThomasWic @DuaneCates @redwhitebluedude I went on a cruise last year with mostly Americans on board (I'm Aussie). I was amazed that almost everyone wanted to talk politics. Most hated PDJT blindly while others sussed you out on the quiet. They were the Trump supporters who were excited to meet another Trump supporter and were relieved to be able to say what they thought. And boy did they want to talk. All that time having to hold their tongues. The left is in for another big surprise come 2020.
@ThomasWic @DuaneCates @redwhitebluedude
Another big surprise was while almost everyone wanted to talk politics, very few had any grasp of details. They all parroted what MSM told them but if I (innocently hehe) asked questions, they didn't have a clue. Some of those I was able to plant a seed so they'd think. I'd say I don't really understand your immigration system. It makes no sense to me that xyz. Most had no idea what was even going on. Amazing disconnect for those so into politics lol
So interesting. Thank you for sharing this story.
@ThomasWic @DuaneCates @redwhitebluedude
I had a primary care doctor for almost 30 years until I relocated. He was staunch GOP to the point of political literature and bumper stickers in his office. He told me he got into an argument with his rabbi, an Obama supporter, after a sermon endorsing Obama.
His patients were from all political backgrounds. His politics didn't affect his care.
I told him he should run for office. He said he cared to much for his patients. I believed him.
@Linnie No, you are not getting 'gassed.' The critical care doctor of the operating room, your Anesthesiologist, is going to keep you warm and safe and comfortable while you join in this team effort to begin your body's healing process. You are as much a part of it as your doctors are. See it that way, and you will do beautifully. Doctors who would mistreat a patient because of politics need to have their licenses removed! @ThomasWic @DuaneCates @redwhitebluedude
You are precious for replying. I recall you are an anesthesiologist, I think??
Thank you. Getting a bit nervous as I've been waiting months and it's less than 24 hrs away.
I'm *only* 58 and in good shape, so it should go well.
Again, thank you.
@Linnie Yes, Linnie. I sure am. You will do great. Let us know when you are home. 😘
One one the advantages of the VA is that the doctors know not to go there.
I've had the same doc for the last few years. The only non-medical convo we've had was the last time I was there, two weeks ago.
I wished her Happy New Year in advance and she smiled at me warmly and said "thank you."
She's Jewish. Probably Orthodox.
@baldilocks my late Father, a WWII vet, loved his VA Dr.s. They were wonderful to him.
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