Monday, November 27, 2006

We learn in tomorrow's strip that she died

Ahh, a return to the world of medicine in today's strip. This really doesn't align with any experiences I've had. If I'm calling the doctor for an appointment for, say, a physical, then yeah, I know that appointment won't be for quite some time. But every time I've actually been ill, the doctor has managed to squeeze me in, if not the same day, then the next. I'm fairly sure that the receptionists actually arrange it so there's wiggle room in there. That's probably why you have to wait around forever; the doctor is fitting in someone who needs to be seen soon. (I try to be understanding about that while I'm waiting, but it certainly doesn't always work.) And if, somehow, this situation happened to me and the doctor pulled that "Why did you wait so long?" (particularly after the "Good grief, woman!"), I would've torn him a new one.

Honestly, the woman looks either half-dead or totally hungover in that top panel. And three-quarters dead in the bottom. As in so many others of this strip, she just needs to stand up for herself. I'd say that maybe she was too sick to stand up for herself, but don't most people get cranky when they're ill? Or is that just me?

Also, "phone gal"? I need to find Scaduto so I can smack him around a bit.



At 3:44 PM, Blogger Marc said...

1950s chauvinism at its best. I bet tomorrow is Migrania making dinner.

At 3:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to yoday's comic, I must ask
"My veiw"? and is that "The Daily Bury"?
Maybe the guy just picked a decent, younger picture or hired a young, sexy stand-in.

At 3:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

**Or Burn,.. but that'd be the strangest N.
Typewriter in comic.

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Junior Tracy said...

Scaduto and his legion of greatest generation readers may not know much, but they are astuite regarding being in the hospital - I give Scaduto the benefit of the doubt here.

At 3:01 AM, Blogger Kaitlyn said...

Actually, I have heard this.

But only because doctors bounced me from doc A to doc B to doc C, then back to A. Or because one doctor (usually the GP) said, no, it's nothing, while the specialist said HOLY HELL!

I would have kicked straight out if I were her... "Oh, it wasn't time for the reflex test?"


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