MD’s advice riddled with obfuscation




“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.– Douglas Adams

This weeks word challenge on partner Susan and my alternate site was the word WAITING. In this province we are all waiting for the politicians and medical experts to make an informed decision.

I live in Alberta Canada and the issue as to when to open up the  province is a controversial one. The R numbers are constant. Some government officials are openly optimistic while others are guarded as to their true feelings.

This blog article is taking a humorous look at the way the various medical practitioners might offer an opinion regarding such a provincial opening. Enjoy.


Allergists were in favor of scratching it but dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it but neurologists thought the government had a lot of nerve.

Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception while ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.

Many pathologists yelled “over my dead body” while pediatricians said “Oh, grow up.”

Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness while radiologists could see right through it.

Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing while internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.

Plastic surgeons opined that the proposal would “put a whole new face on the matter.”

Podiatrists thought i was a step forward while many urologists were visible pissed off at the whole idea.

Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas and those lofty cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.

In the end everyone was confused and confident that their own confusion was less confused than anyone else’s.

So much for sound medical advice I guess. 

Good luck with that one.  🙂


Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Waiting

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