Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Does he take your insurance?

Dr. Grumpy: "Have you ever seen a doctor for these symptoms?"

Mr. Aura: "Sort of, I talked to a guy about them."

Dr. Grumpy: "Is he a doctor?"

Mr. Aura: "No, he fixes cars."

24 comments:

thegooddrlaura said...

I get that from women - it's usually their hairdresser. And it's always terrible medical advice.

Gert said...

Maybe he charges fewer chickens for his medical expertise....(I would hope so, anyway....lol)!

Swami Dil said...

I would recommend an oil change........through the ears!!!

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

"At least, that's what it says on his Facebook profile."

Munk said...

Yes, but whenever he talks to him about the symptoms, his friend can't find anything wrong ....

Anonymous said...

I like to use Dr. Google. True, it's no match for years of training, clinical judgment and specific testing but there is a lot of useful information out there if you stick to credible sites. Best of all, it's a free education. No insurance transaction needed.

Amanda said...

I'm another patient of Dr. Google. That said, he totally misdiagnosed my knee problems as ACL injuries. Actually the real doctor, an orthpedist, diagnosed stress fractures. So... those medical specialties personnel still are rather useful ;)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

You get what you pay for.

Josh said...

Or in some cases, you get what we pay for.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Touche'.

Celeste said...

I've heard of people treating their doctors like mechanics, but I've never heard of people asking a mechanic to be their doctor. I suppose it was only a matter of time.

C said...

So, did the mechanic give him sound medical advice? That is the real question.

Karen W said...

So, Dr G. Since his mechanic acted as his physicial, will you be doing a complete engine overhaul of his vehicle?

Celeste said...

If you have to replace any parts, will you give him the stuff you removed so he can know he got his money's worth?

If the treatment process leaves him under the weather, will you give his wife a loaner?

If you need a second opinion, can it wait until Saturday morning so you can get it from Click & Clack?

terri c said...

Great post and comments. Got a question--got a "Check Engine" light on my Ford. What do you think is causing this? I don't need a mechanic, do I? Hahahahaha

Burger Doodle Chicks said...

My fave was a guy who came back to the pharmacy -twice! after asking the checker at the Kum and Go gas station (really, I couldn't make this name up) for pain medicine advice. He only wanted what she recommended. I finally found what he was really looking for-a referral to the local yoga studio-and he was happy.

ERP said...

Perhaps he was an orthopaedist. Working on cars is kinda similar.

the observer said...

@terri c--go to an Auto Zone store and have them read the engine codes for you. They'll tell you what they mean. Most times it's something that can wait to be fixed.

Oh, I'm an RN--that's what I do for a living!

It's not all bad. Sometimes it's that mechanic or hair stylist that gets a person out of the river of Denial.

Ha ha. Car advice from a nurse!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's a hereditarialistic thing - you know; surely you can become a mechanicologist with a few years training; I mean whats the difference between a mans body and his engine when amongst friends??

Anonymous said...

I am a hairdresser. I am always being given a list of symptoms and asked what I think it is. Most times I tell them to go to the doc.
And the next time they come in it happens all over again. When I ask them if they have been to the doctor the answer is no.
So don't be blaming us hairdressers for giving bad advice! Because sometimes after the 10th time of this routine I am mighty tempted to tell them it sounds like they have some god awful disease and are going to die if they don't see the doctor immediately!

Amanda said...

A member of the borough assembly where we live added up all the adults working in the school district and all the students to calculate his own version of our teacher to student ratio - 1:9. Well if the janitor, secretary or electrician wants to come teach my class then great, they can just get rid of the excess teachers. G-d help me, people are stupid.

Happy Vegemite said...

At the price mechanics charge for fixing my car I can't imagine that the poor guy was any better off financially seeing his mechanic for medical advice rather than a medical doctor.

Anonymous said...

I know I go to the mechanic for medical advice. I mean, where else would I go? A Doctor?

Anonymous said...

Lol hilarios tho ive had situations where people have asked me for random medical advice. Im a carer and though my uniform is simular to that of an rn in the uk people do ask me randon questions when im on my way to/from work. I usually explain im not a nurse as i am only about to start my training but it still doesnt stop them telling me about theyre bowels in the middle of the supermarket. At that point i usually tell them to see their gp.

 
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