Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Orthodontist

My youngest son got his braces on today. He is only eleven and I am worried about how he will do with them. I held his hand during the appointment. At one point, he was whining, whimpering, and the tech said, “Come on, what is the problem?”
He said, “It hurts.”
She replied, “It doesn’t hurt. It just feels different, maybe a little funny. I’m doing something you aren’t used to.”
It ticked me off a little. Come on?! Why couldn’t she say, “Sorry. I’m doing the best I can. It will be over soon.”
Acknowledge the pain. Do your best not to cause more pain. Can’t we ask that of those in medical positions?

1 comment:

  1. How rude! I think someone needs a career change.

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